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Polson man gets 5 years with the DOC for selling drugs

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A Polson man was committed at District Court in Polson on Sept. 13 to the Montana Department of Corrections for five years for selling oxycodone pills, containing fentanyl, three times to a confidential informant. Jalen Douglas Caye, 23, pleaded guilty to three counts of criminal distribution of dangerous drugs.

According to court records, on July 21, 2022, a confidential informant was fitted with a transmitter for tracking and recording purposes, and given $120 to purchase three oxycodone pills containing fentanyl. The CI then went to Caye’s location and was able to purchase two and a half pills for $100, and returned the balance of the money to Deputies with the Lake County Sheriff’s Office. The CI made two more controlled purchases of fentanyl-laced pills, one on July 26, 2022, involving nine pills for $300, and another July 27, 2022, involving seven pills for $360.

Judge Brenda Gilbert of the 6th Judicial District (Park and Sweet Grass Counties) filled in for Judge Molly Owen and ran the sentences concurrently to each other – meaning five years DOC for all three charges.

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