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Articles with the Tag: drugs

Five more years for convicted bank robber Five more years for convicted bank robber

A Ronan man who robbed a bank at age 14 was sentenced to five years in the Department of Corrections for probation violations last week. According to court records, Judge Kim Christopher revoked Francis Aimsback’s 10-year sentence, which include five years suspended, for criminal possession of dange...

ERs emerge as the frontline in the meth war ERs emerge as the frontline in the meth war

Dr. Doug Melzer usually works nights in the emergency room at St. Patrick Hospital in Missoula. He spends most of his time dealing with the usual emergency room fare: heart attacks, pneumonia, broken hips.  But about once a week he treats patients coming into the emergency room because they’re ...

Meth production shifts to industrial labs Meth production shifts to industrial labs

It was a bust made to go viral.  Following a 2013 shooting between father and son, Walter White was arrested for meth distribution in Billings. White, who shares his name with the fictional meth dealer from the television program “Breaking Bad,” had been caught after the fight over a $10,...

Drug court coordinator hired, enrollees being accepted Drug court coordinator hired, enrollees being accepted

Lake County's new Court coordinator is now on duty. Missoula resident Christina Ellsworth started April 17 in a position that is funded for one year as a pilot project through a $50,000 grant from the Gianforte Family Foundation. Ellsworth met with other members of the drug court team last Thursday to ...

‘Wrapped in Hope’ project receives public health award ‘Wrapped in Hope’ project receives public health award

Hope has come a long way in a year. The program, which seeks to assist mothers and their babies from the impact of drug addiction, had its first client in May 2016. The medical professionals involved in the program and others took time to reflect last week during a luncheon at the Lake County Public He...

Drug court gets head start Drug court gets head start

POLSON — A $50,000 grant from the Gianforte Family Foundation is enabling Lake County to get a head start on its drug court. The county has seen an increased number of drug cases over the past several years, and the drug court is an attempt to better deal with the individuals who make up those cases...

Ince sentenced for drug possession Ince sentenced for drug possession

POLSON – A Bigfork man originally charged with intent to sell illegal drugs had a threeyear suspended sentence added to a Flathead County sentence last week. Michael John Ince, 34, was originally charged with criminal possession of dangerous drugs with intent to sell and criminal possession of dange...

Ince sentenced for drug possession

POLSON – A Bigfork man originally charged with intent to sell illegal drugs had a threeyear suspended sentence added to a Flathead County sentence last week. Michael John Ince, 34, was originally charged with criminal possession of dangerous drugs with intent to sell and criminal possession of dange...

Programs bring community together to support suicide awareness, prevention Programs bring community together to support suicide awareness, prevention

ARLEE – The first of several dinners developed around suicide awareness began at the Brown Building on Wednesday, March 15. It wasn’t a dinner where people got up and spoke about how to prevent suicide, although information was available in pamphlet form if anyone wanted it. The event was more...

Man arrested after drugs found during traffic stop Man arrested after drugs found during traffic stop

POLSON – A Pasco, Washington, man was arrested and charged with criminal possession with intent to distribute following a traffic stop on Jan. 23. According to a court document, Leonardo Rafael Perez, 18, was initially arrested for driving with a suspended license after his vehicle was found in a ditch...


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