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Articles with the Tag: methamphetamines

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.  ...

Drug courts offer addicts a path to get clean Drug courts offer addicts a path to get clean

Lauren Pope struggled with drug addiction for more than a decade.  In 2013, things were so bad that she thought getting arrested would be the only way to clean up, so she stole a bottle of Worcestershire sauce from a Rosauer’s in Missoula.  “I made sure that that security lady saw...

Alleged drug dealer cited for assault, criminal endangerment Alleged drug dealer cited for assault, criminal endangerment

POLSON –  Daniel Olin Rosa, 32, of Charlo, was scheduled to be sentenced for drug possession but didn’t show up to court and now faces bigger problems. Rosa had a plea agreement that called for a three-year commitment to the Department of Corrections. The plea would have dismissed a crimi...

Meth addiction divides Montana families Meth addiction divides Montana families

She thought he would make it.  He knew a relapse would cost him his four-year-old daughter and again and again he would tell Judy Kelly, “I love her more than anything else in the world.” Ultimately, he went back to using meth and lost custody.  “I believe that he was tel...

Few options exist for parents battling a child’s meth addiction Few options exist for parents battling a child’s meth addiction

By Callahan Peel UM School of Journalism Celes Castrol remembers that day in eighth grade when she and her friends discovered the meth pipes in one girl’s parents’ room.  Castrol and her friends decided to test them out, and from that point on, Castrol was hooked. She used on and of...


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