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Articles with the Tag: marijuana

Who’s positioned to gain from adult-use marijuana legalization Who’s positioned to gain from adult-use marijuana legalization

MONTANA — For the past year, concertgoers headed to downtown Missoula’s Wilma Theatre have passed Rocky Mountain Relief, a medical marijuana dispensary next door to the venue and across the street from a new hotel. If Montanans pass one of several ballot initiatives this November to legalize a...

High-speed chase circles St. Ignatius, ends in arrest High-speed chase circles St. Ignatius, ends in arrest

ST. IGNATIUS – On dry dirt roads outside of town, where more cows and chickens usually roam than cars, a white sedan hit speeds of up to 90 miles an hour as a line of police vehicles pursued it.  The incident started on Olsen Road at about 2 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 30, when Montana Highway Patro...

Ballot barriers: How advocates plan to take recreational marijuana to Montana voters

MONTANA — At least three separate groups are organizing to legalize recreational marijuana in Montana on the 2020 ballot, a process complicated by rules regarding citizen initiatives, expense and a peculiarity of the state constitution. The groups are taking varied approaches to getting their initia...

Drugs found during residential search in Polson Drugs found during residential search in Polson

POLSON – On the afternoon of March 1, your Polson Police Department executed a residential search warrant as part of a short-term drug investigation. The warrant was executed at the Boettcher Terrace Apartments in the 800 block of 10th Avenue East. Evidence found during the search included methamphetam...

Montana attorney general pushes for opioid prescription regulation Montana attorney general pushes for opioid prescription regulation

McKenna Fromm was a straight-A high school student, basketball player and member of student government in 2011.  By 2015, she was living in a spider-infested “drug den,” estranged from her family and deep in addiction.   Fromm said her life turned upside down after being diagnosed...

Arrests made, animals rescued in two drug raids Arrests made, animals rescued in two drug raids

News from Sergeant George Simpson, Polson Police Department  POLSON — On the afternoon of Sept. 21, the Polson Police Department executed a residential search warrant at 1008 Second Street E.  This was the third time this year a warrant service was carried out at this residence for drug ...

Drug bust ends in arrests Drug bust ends in arrests

News from Polson Police Sergeant George Simpson POLSON – Over the course of the past month your Polson Police Department conducted a short-term drug investigation as part of our Drug Endangered Children Initiative. This investigation was originated by intelligence we received from community member...

Polson man sentenced to 10 years in prison for child sexual abuse

Raymond Finley Jr., 42, was sentenced in Lake County District Court last week to 20 years in the Montana State Prison with 10 years suspended after pleading guilty in January to one count of child sexual abuse. According to court records, in the months of July and August 2017, Finley used social media to ...

Sentence revoked for teen who caused child’s death

POLSON — On Jan. 10, Judge James A. Manley revoked the six-year deferred sentence of Chasen Curley, 18, of Ronan, for criminal endangerment and sentenced him to time in the Pine Hills Youth Correctional Facility in Miles City.  County Attorney Steve Eschenbacher said the Pine Hills program can ...

Drug dealer gets 5 years in DOC Drug dealer gets 5 years in DOC

POLSON – A Pasco, Washington man was sentenced to five years in the Department of Corrections last week for criminal possession of illegal drugs with intent to distribute.  Leonardo Rafael Perez, 18, was arrested following a Jan. 23 traffic stop after his vehicle was found in a ditch off Montan...


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