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Articles with the Tag: drugs

Peer group for drug addicts opens in Ronan Peer group for drug addicts opens in Ronan

RONAN —  A new evening recovery center for drug addicts, the Never Alone Recovery Hall, recently opened on Main Street thanks to the combined efforts of Don Roberts and a supportive community. Twenty people from an addiction-focused support group are helping, Farmers Insurance agent Diane Ivano...

Drug dealing charge dismissed due to failure to ‘knock and announce’ Drug dealing charge dismissed due to failure to ‘knock and announce’

POLSON — A charge of possession with intent to distribute illegal drugs was dismissed last month against a Ronan man while another charge remains.  The Lake County Attorney’s Office filed two separate charges against Brian Francis Charette, 44, stemming from Dec. 30, 2016, and June 2.&nbs...

Sentence revoked for getaway driver Sentence revoked for getaway driver

POLSON – A 30-year-old Ronan man was sentenced to 12 years in the Department of Corrections last week after his probation was revoked.  Thomas Alfred Lozeau III was convicted on Sept. 12, 2006 of being an accessory to a bank robbery. His original sentence was 15 years in DOC with 12 suspended. ...

Briefs for Sept. 27, 2017

Ronan Police Department teams up with the National Child Safety Council News from Ronan Police Chief Ken Weaver  The Ronan Police Department, along with other agencies in Lake County, is partnering with the National Child Safety Council in a Child Safety, Drug and Crime Prevention Educational ...

Ronan man, woman charged after gunshots fired Ronan man, woman charged after gunshots fired

POLSON – A 22-year-old Ronan man has been charged with robbery, assault with a weapon and two counts of criminal endangerment after bullets allegedly whizzed by two children last month. A woman has also been charged in the incident.  Nathan Joseph Mahseelah was arrested following an incident in...

Sober living house remodel underway Sober living house remodel underway

POLSON – Work on a sober living house is progressing, and that has licensed addiction counselor Jay Brewer hopeful for a spring opening, if not sooner.  Brewer, 54, is a former drug addict who, along with others from the One Heart Committee, is looking to provide a safe place before and after d...

Man gets nearly 10 years for assaults, burglary Man gets nearly 10 years for assaults, burglary

POLSON – A man who was convictedof his fourth partner family member assault was sentenced to nine years and 11 months in the Montana State Prison last week. Judge James A. Manley sentenced Joshuah David Gowen, 38, of St. Ignatius after he pleaded guilty as part of a plea agreement. Gowen got four...

Local Boys and Girls Club pilot for national meth prevention project Local Boys and Girls Club pilot for national meth prevention project

RONAN – During a nine-day project, the community came together to make an impression on kids concerning the dangers of using methamphetamines. The event was held at the Boys and Girls Club of the Flathead Reservation and Lake County in Ronan as part of a national pilot project to hopefully reach kid...

Woman gets deferred sentence for theft, burglary

POLSON – A St. Ignatius woman received two six-year deferred sentences for accountability to theft and burglary last week. The sentences will run concurrently.  Christina Suzzette Umphrey, 33, had been charged for her part in the theft of $13,285 of cash, checks and cigarettes from Rod’s ...

Ronan man faces possession with intent charge Ronan man faces possession with intent charge

POLSON – A 43-year-old Ronan man has been charged with criminal possession of dangerous drugs with intent to distribute after police allegedly found 15 grams of methamphetamine and 14 loaded firearms in his home on Dec. 30, 2016. Brian Francis Charette was arrested in that case in which police also all...


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