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Articles with the Tag: drugs

High-speed chase ends in crash near Lakeside

POLSON – Two women were arrested after a high-speed chase late Wednesday, July 19.  According to the Lake County Sheriff’s Office, a deputy attempted to make a traffic stop at 11:20 p.m. near St. Ignatius after a four-door Hyundai sedan was seen traveling erratically northbound on U.S. 93...

Charlo man gets 3 years, faces more charges Charlo man gets 3 years, faces more charges

Valley Journal POLSON – A Charlo man was sentenced to three years in the Department of Corrections last week for criminal possession of dangerous drugs. Daniel Olin Rosa, 32, was sentenced by Judge James A. Manley as part of a plea agreement. Rosa originally faced a possession with intent to dist...

Meth addict finds new hope in drug court Meth addict finds new hope in drug court

The courtroom exudes formality. An ornate chandelier looms in the space over Bella Dally. Above it is the intricately detailed ceiling of Judge John Larson’s court.  For Dally, this intimidating room with its gold columns and rich wood is a place where she feels welcomed and respected.  ...

Retrial results in rape conviction for Vaughn James Retrial results in rape conviction for Vaughn James

POLSON – They finally got their man. The Lake County Attorney’s Office won a rape trial last week when a seven-man, five-woman jury voted unanimously to convict Vaughn James. James, 44, had defeated a rape charge at a June 12-14 trial when the jury split 10-2 in favor of conviction. That wa...

Drug courts offer addicts a path to get clean Drug courts offer addicts a path to get clean

Lauren Pope struggled with drug addiction for more than a decade.  In 2013, things were so bad that she thought getting arrested would be the only way to clean up, so she stole a bottle of Worcestershire sauce from a Rosauer’s in Missoula.  “I made sure that that security lady saw...

Alleged drug dealer cited for assault, criminal endangerment Alleged drug dealer cited for assault, criminal endangerment

POLSON –  Daniel Olin Rosa, 32, of Charlo, was scheduled to be sentenced for drug possession but didn’t show up to court and now faces bigger problems. Rosa had a plea agreement that called for a three-year commitment to the Department of Corrections. The plea would have dismissed a crimi...

St. Ignatius couple charged in theft of $14K from grocery store

POLSON – A St. Ignatius man and woman are facing charges related to the theft of $14,000 in cash and checks and several cartons of cigarettes from Rod’s Harvest Foods in St. Ignatius on Nov. 12, 2016.  Joshua Louis Durglo, 23, was charged theft, burglary and possession of illegal drugs, a...

Meth addiction divides Montana families Meth addiction divides Montana families

She thought he would make it.  He knew a relapse would cost him his four-year-old daughter and again and again he would tell Judy Kelly, “I love her more than anything else in the world.” Ultimately, he went back to using meth and lost custody.  “I believe that he was tel...

Woman faces two child criminal endangerment charges Woman faces two child criminal endangerment charges

POLSON –A 30-year-old Browning woman faces criminal child endangerment charges following two separate incidents.  Rena Diachell Ladd was charged following a Sept. 8, 2016 incident in which a vehicle crossed Montana Highway 35 and struck a utility pole. Minor children aged 2 and 4 were in the ve...

Few options exist for parents battling a child’s meth addiction Few options exist for parents battling a child’s meth addiction

By Callahan Peel UM School of Journalism Celes Castrol remembers that day in eighth grade when she and her friends discovered the meth pipes in one girl’s parents’ room.  Castrol and her friends decided to test them out, and from that point on, Castrol was hooked. She used on and of...


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