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Articles with the Tag: meth

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...

Ronan man, woman charged after gunshots fired Ronan man, woman charged after gunshots fired

POLSON – A 22-year-old Ronan man has been charged with robbery, assault with a weapon and two counts of criminal endangerment after bullets allegedly whizzed by two children last month. A woman has also been charged in the incident.  Nathan Joseph Mahseelah was arrested following an incident in...

Local Boys and Girls Club pilot for national meth prevention project Local Boys and Girls Club pilot for national meth prevention project

RONAN – During a nine-day project, the community came together to make an impression on kids concerning the dangers of using methamphetamines. The event was held at the Boys and Girls Club of the Flathead Reservation and Lake County in Ronan as part of a national pilot project to hopefully reach kid...

Ronan man faces possession with intent charge Ronan man faces possession with intent charge

POLSON – A 43-year-old Ronan man has been charged with criminal possession of dangerous drugs with intent to distribute after police allegedly found 15 grams of methamphetamine and 14 loaded firearms in his home on Dec. 30, 2016. Brian Francis Charette was arrested in that case in which police also all...

Montana meth cleanup laws lag behind Montana meth cleanup laws lag behind

It was a perfect home for their growing family. James and Josephine Slack had purchased a small house in a rural neighborhood on Mill Road just north of Helena, Mont. The home had a big yard surrounded by mountains in the distance, ideal for the Slacks’ two young daughters and soon-to-be born son. ...

The Meth Effect The Meth Effect

The myth of meth is that following the crackdown on over-the-counter ingredients in 2005, things got better in Montana. But on the Fort Belknap Indian Reservation, people will tell you different. Here it never really went away.  “Getting high in your car in front of the store - that ain&rsqu...

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.  ...


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