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Brockie sentenced for possession with intent to distribute

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POLSON — A Spokane woman was committed in Polson’s District Court to 10 years with the Montana Department of Corrections with five years suspended for bringing fentanyl into Lake County. Amanda Jean Brockie, 51, entered a plea of guilty to criminal possession with intent to distribute during a court appearance in December. The plea was entered as part of an agreement that dismisses one count of tampering with physical evidence.

According to court records, on Oct. 25, Brockie was a passenger of a car that had traveled into Lake County from Spokane. Law enforcement had received “confidential but reliable” information that Brockie had gone to Spokane specifically to bring drugs back to Lake County. When the Silver Ford Edge that Brockie was in returned to Lake County, law enforcement conducted a traffic stop on it and detained Brockie on an outstanding warrant. Brockie was transported to the Lake County jail and placed in a holding cell. In a video surveillance recording of the holding cell, detention officers observed Brockie making motions consistent with removing something from the waistband of her pants and dropping it behind a bench of the cell. The item that was dropped turned out to be a plastic candy dispenser containing 102 blue pills with the ‘M” and “30” stamp on them. These pills are known by law enforcement to be a form of counterfeit Oxycodone pills that contain fentanyl. Text messages made by Brockie were recovered from a mobile device that revealed Brockie’s intention to distribute the pills in Lake County.

Judge Molly Owen gave Brockie credit for having already served 99 days in the Lake County jail.

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