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Leader of Bakken drug ring gets 20 years prison

Leader of Bakken drug ring gets 20 years prison

A federal judge sentenced the leader of an interstate drug ring to 20 years in prison Friday for his role in a major trafficking operation that stretched from western Washington to the Bakken oil fields of the Northern Plains.

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Bakken arrests lead to prison sentences

Bakken arrests lead to prison sentences

At least twelve other defendants in Montana linked by authorities to alleged ringleader Robert Farrell Armstrong have been sentenced. Five more have been convicted and are awaiting sentencing.

August 29, 2014 10:33 am Photos

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Officer Seth Foster holds a bag of meth

Officer Seth Foster holds a bag of meth

Billings Police Officer Seth Foster holds up small plastic bags of methamphetamine confiscated from a traffic stop suspect in the parking lot of Tractor Supply Company in the Heights. Billings Police say that meth is a growing problem in the city. 

August 25, 2014 9:03 pmLoading…
Mom on meth returns to Anaconda this week

Mom on meth returns to Anaconda this week

BUTTE — A Butte mother accused of giving birth in June while high on methamphetamine will return to Montana on Friday to face her felony charges.

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Man whose girlfriend said may have Hepatitis C charged with biting police officer

Man whose girlfriend said may have Hepatitis C charged with biting police officer

A man is facing charges that he kicked a dresser into his girlfriend on Saturday and then bit a Billings officer who responded to the incident.

August 04, 2014 5:15 pmLoading…
Mom on meth who fled Anaconda hospital with newborn found in Utah

Mom on meth who fled Anaconda hospital with newborn found in Utah

BUTTE — A monthlong search for a Butte mother and her newborn is over. Police say they have arrested Michelle Renee Yallup, and the baby boy is safe.

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Tweet collection: #incourttoday

Tweet collection: #incourttoday

A June 2014 collection of funny, odd, sad or otherwise curious things observed in Yellowstone County courtrooms, most of which wouldn't ever make it into a news story. This is the first monthly collection of #incourttoday tweets from reporter Eddie Gregg (@TheEddieGregg). Look for a new col…

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Search continues for mom and endangered newborn

Search continues for mom and endangered newborn

BUTTE — Authorities have yet to find a missing Butte mom and her newborn who disappeared from a hospital in the early morning hours of June 18.

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Federal charges: Arizona meth flooded Cheyenne

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — A federal indictment alleges a drug organization moved large quantities of methamphetamine from Arizona to Wyoming before agents arrested the ringleader last year.

June 27, 2014 4:27 pmLoading…
Billings man found naked in home charged with burglary, meth possession

Billings man found naked in home charged with burglary, meth possession

A man police say was found naked in a Billings rental house on Tuesday morning appeared in court Wednesday on felony drug and burglary charges.

June 25, 2014 4:22 pmLoading…
High on meth, woman gives birth, flees with child

High on meth, woman gives birth, flees with child

BUTTE — Police continue to look for a Butte woman who fled a hospital Wednesday after giving birth to a son while on methamphetamine.

June 19, 2014 2:25 pm Related

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Missoula sheriff's deputy who shot himself previously shot meth dealer

MISSOULA — The Missoula County sheriff’s deputy who shot an unarmed meth dealer last year in a botched drug sting accidentally shot himself in a training exercise in Helena last month.

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Prosecutors amend charges against teen defendant in fatal crash

Prosecutors amend charges against teen defendant in fatal crash

Prosecutors on Thursday filed amended charges against an 18-year-old accused of driving more than 100 mph while high on meth, causing a fiery crash in Lockwood that killed a mother and seriously injured her daughter in April 2013.

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Man with federal meth conviction sentenced for burglary, theft

Man with federal meth conviction sentenced for burglary, theft

A Billings man sentenced in December to nearly nine years in federal prison for trafficking meth was sentenced Tuesday for felony burglary and theft.

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2013 sees uptick in Casper meth arrests

CASPER -- Mike Burnett remembers the exact day he realized that Casper needed to do something different to curb meth use in the area.

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Feds say they've busted a Montana-California meth ring

An investigation into drug crimes in the Bakken oil patch has led to the arrests of 11 people authorities linked to a ring that trafficked methamphetamine from southern California to the Northern Plains, according to court documents and the U.S. Attorney’s Office.

March 28, 2014 2:23 pmLoading…
Man tied to burglary ring given suspended sentence

Man tied to burglary ring given suspended sentence

A Billings judge on Friday gave suspended sentences to a man for his role in a burglary ring that prosecutors have connected to convicted Lockwood methamphetamine dealer Walter White.

March 14, 2014 4:52 pm Photos

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Man with federal meth trafficking conviction admits to burglary, theft

Man with federal meth trafficking conviction admits to burglary, theft

A Billings man recently sentenced to almost nine years in federal prison for trafficking meth pleaded guilty Friday to felony burglary and theft charges in Yellowstone County District Court.

February 14, 2014 2:13 pmLoading…

Drug case highlights underside of Bakken oil boom

Prosecutors have netted a string of guilty pleas among the suspects in an interstate drug trafficking case that's highlighted the criminal underside of an oil boom sweeping the Northern Plains.

January 22, 2014 9:25 amLoading…

Missoula man sentenced for dealing meth

MISSOULA — A Missoula man shot by police during a drug sting has been sentenced to nine years in federal prison.

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