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Articles with the Tag: drugs

Briefs for March 14, 2018

Elks present Ray Lozano RONAN/POLSON — Mission Valley Elks Lodge #1695 through the use of a National Elks Foundation grant will host Ray Lozano, who travels nationally for the Elks talking about drugs and alcohol. Ray has educated and entertained thousands of students in hundreds of schools from A...

Wylie, Sorrell sentenced for drug possession

POLSON – A Pablo woman convicted of criminal possession of dangerous drugs stemming from a heroin smuggling incident had her sentencing deferred for three years. Ishan Adalin Wylie had served 48 days in the Lake County jail before being sentenced by District Court Judge James Manley on March 7. Acco...

McDonald announces county commissioner candidacy

News from McDonald for Commissioner  LAKE COUNTY – Polson School Board Chair Caroline McDonald filed to run for Lake County commissioner on Feb. 22.  McDonald is hoping to use her proven track record of collaboration and results oriented problem solving to bring a fresh voice to count...

Misconduct at state crime lab affects local drug cases

As many as 68 drug cases may have been affected by misconduct at the Montana State Crime Lab. Lake County officials confirm recently dismissing 10 criminal drug possession cases due to a former chemist at the Montana state crime lab being charged with using drugs taken from the lab.  Lake County Chie...

Former St. Ignatius man gets credit for 10-plus months for marijuana possession Former St. Ignatius man gets credit for 10-plus months for marijuana possession

POLSON — A former St. Ignatius man now living in Wyoming was given credit for 315 days served last week as part of a three-year suspended sentence for marijuana possession.  Judge James A. Manley gave Solomon Preston Bolen credit for 225 days in the Lake County Jail and 90 days at a counseling ...

Man gets suspended sentence for theft of $28K in gold coins, ingots Man gets suspended sentence for theft of $28K in gold coins, ingots

POLSON — A man complicit in the theft of more than $28,000 in coins and precious metals from a Ronan man in 2015 received a five-year suspended sentence last week. Michael Paul Furbush, 28, was sentenced by Judge Kim Christopher for his part in the theft. He was given credit for 92 days served in th...

Grant benefits mothers, newborns

News from Providence St. Joseph Medical Cente r POLSON – Mothers with newborns experiencing Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome (NAS) on the Flathead Reservation will have access to a “A Bridge to Hope” thanks to a $42,600 grant award from the Montana Healthcare Foundation to support this proj...

Rural route carriers suspected of meth trafficking Rural route carriers suspected of meth trafficking

POLSON — Two U.S. Postal Service contractors face charges of intent to distribute dangerous drugs after police say they found a suspicious package at the home of Anthony Friscia, 62, and Mary Friscia, 47, in Polson last week.  According to a Jan. 12 press release from the Lake County Sheriff&rs...

Large drug bust in Polson area involves U.S. Postal Service contractors Large drug bust in Polson area involves U.S. Postal Service contractors

The Lake County Sheriff’s Office has arrested two U.S. Postal Service contractors for felony possession of methamphetamine with intent to distribute. An LCSO deputy acted on information that Anthony Friscia, 62, and Mary Friscia, 47, were utilizing the U.S. Postal Service to traffic methamphetamine int...

Sheriff reports 60 people released from jail in three weeks Sheriff reports 60 people released from jail in three weeks

POLSON – Lake County Sheriff Don Bell wants the community to see just how many people are being released from jail each week that would have remained incarcerated if it weren’t for a lack of space. “We want to be transparent about the problem and show people how badly we need a new deten...


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