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Articles with the Tag: meth

Trials set for couple transporting meth in mail

A Polson man entered a “no contest” plea at District Court in Polson on May 8 to the amended charge of criminal possession of dangerous drugs, which is a felony.  Anthony “Tony” Friscia, 63, was initially charged with criminal possession with intent to distribute for allegedly...

Former school bus driver receives deferred sentence Former school bus driver receives deferred sentence

A former school bus driver and owner of a bus company who was caught in possession of methamphetamine had his sentence deferred for three years in accordance with a plea agreement on March 14 by District Judge Deborah “Kim” Christopher. Scott William Johnson, 55, pled guilty to a single count ...

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...

Daines to co-sponsor criminal justice system reform legislation

News from the office of Senator Steve Daines U.S. SENATE — U.S. Senator Steve Daines announced he will cosponsor and support legislation to reform the criminal justice system after working to ensure meth and sex offender provisions were included in the bill.  “Meth use has skyrockete...

Former bus driver might avoid jail time

The former school bus driver and owner of the bus company contracted by the St. Ignatius School District who was charged with dealing methamphetamine entered into a plea agreement at District Court in Polson on Thursday, Sept. 27. The plea agreement could keep him from being incarcerated.  Scott Will...

Man accused of assaulting child enters Alford plea Man accused of  assaulting child  enters Alford plea

POLSON – A 32-year-old Polson man accused of exposing two small children, ages 11 months and 5 years, to methamphetamine and assaulting the 11-month-old, entered a plea agreement with Lake County prosecutors that could result in no more jail other than time served, about two weeks. Joseph Matthew Fa...

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...

Man charged with causing child to ingest meth Man charged with causing child to ingest meth

POLSON –A 32-year-old Polson man is facing charges of permitting a child to ingest methamphetamine, causing the child bodily injury and witness tampering with another child.  Joseph Matthew Farris was charged with allowing a 1-year-old to ingest meth between Jan. 1 and July 21, according to a c...

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...

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...


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