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Methamphetamine

Helena man calls police, gets arrested for having meth

HELENA — A Helena man was arrested on drug and probation-violation charges Wednesday after calling police to report that three people had tried to break into his motel room.

September 19, 2014 9:42 amLoading…
Brandon White, son of Walter White, gets prison for meth possession

Brandon White, son of Walter White, gets prison for meth possession

A Billings man suspected of shooting his father over a drug debt will go to federal prison for three years for his role in a methamphetamine conspiracy.

September 17, 2014 2:43 pmLoading…
Man charged with assaulting police officer

Man charged with assaulting police officer

A man accused of slamming a door on a Billings police officer’s arm has been charged with felony assault on a peace officer.

September 16, 2014 3:59 pmLoading…

Man sentenced to 5 years probation in drug distribution case

A man who prosecutors say sold drugs to an informant in 2012 was sentenced Monday to five years of probation for four felony drug possession and distribution charges.

September 15, 2014 1:35 pmLoading…
Man who had $22,000 in cash at home admits meth charges

Man who had $22,000 in cash at home admits meth charges

A Billings man accused of distributing methamphetamine from his home admitted federal charges on Tuesday after investigators seized more than $22,000 from his home, including two $20 bills used in an undercover drug deal.

September 09, 2014 4:12 pmLoading…
Gazette opinion: Montana must overcome the meth profiteers

Gazette opinion: Montana must overcome the meth profiteers

Let’s do the math on meth trafficking.

September 08, 2014 6:00 amLoading…
Beating meth addiction: 'All it took for me was that first time'

Beating meth addiction: 'All it took for me was that first time'

It’s taken about a year for Brittney Boswell, 24, to kick an intravenous methamphetamine addiction that has plagued her since May 27, 2012.

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The challenges and importance of treating meth addiction

The challenges and importance of treating meth addiction

Treatment providers are seeing an increase in the number of people who need help for methamphetamine addiction — an affliction that is challenging to treat and devastating for families.

September 07, 2014 12:00 am Related Loading…
A look at the effects of meth use in Billings

A look at the effects of meth use in Billings

Law enforcement officials and treatment providers are seeing an increase in meth use, a specter that fuels other crimes and brings devastation to the lives of addicts and those who fall victim to their sometimes violent and unpredictable behavior.

September 07, 2014 12:00 am Related Loading…
Methamphetamine: 'The No. 1 threat to public safety'

Methamphetamine: 'The No. 1 threat to public safety'

On a recent Monday afternoon, Billings Police Officer Matt Frank pulled over an 18-year-old driver on Main Street.

September 07, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Meth, 'the No. 1 threat to public safety'

Meth, 'the No. 1 threat to public safety'

A collection of photos relating to the growth of meth use in Billings over the past 12-18 months.

September 06, 2014 7:00 pm Photos

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Brittney Boswell, a recovering meth addict

Brittney Boswell, a recovering meth addict

Brittney Boswell, a 24-year-old recovering meth addict, talks about the recovery process and undergoing treatment at Rimrock, a treatment facility in Billings on Tuesday.

September 02, 2014 2:22 pmLoading…
Man accused of stealing car from auction lot charged with theft, meth possession

Man accused of stealing car from auction lot charged with theft, meth possession

A man is facing felony drug and theft charges after he allegedly stole a 2014 Dodge Avenger from an auction lot on Wednesday and ran from police when officers found the car.

August 28, 2014 7:30 pmLoading…
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 during a traffic stop on Main Street in Billings on Aug. 25, 2014.

August 25, 2014 9:03 pmLoading…
A methamphetamine field test

A methamphetamine field test

Billings Police Officer Seth Foster uses a NIK kit to field test a white crystalline substance confiscated during a traffic stop on Main Street in Billings on Aug. 25, 2014. The liquids in the kit combine with the white substance and turn blue, indicating the presence of methamphetamine.

August 25, 2014 9:03 pmLoading…
Officer Jim Nyquist praises his K9 Recon

Officer Jim Nyquist praises his K9 Recon

Billings Police Officer Jim Nyquist praises his K9 Recon for identifying that a suspect's car contained illegal drugs during a traffic stop on Main Street in Billings on Aug. 25, 2014. 

August 25, 2014 9:04 pmLoading…
K9 Recon demonstrates signal for drugs

K9 Recon demonstrates signal for drugs

Billings Police K9 Recon demonstrates the signal for detecting illegal drugs in a vehicle during a traffic stop on Main Street in Billings on Aug. 25, 2014.

August 25, 2014 9:04 pmLoading…
Officer Seth Foster uses a NIK kit to test suspected meth

Officer Seth Foster uses a NIK kit to test suspected meth

Billings Police Officer Seth Foster pours a tiny amount of suspected methamphetamine into a NIK kit, a field test used to detect the drug, during a traffic stop on Main Street in Billings on Aug. 25, 2014. 

August 25, 2014 9:04 pmLoading…
Man pleads guilty for involvement in 'Dr. Bob's' meth conspiracy

Man pleads guilty for involvement in 'Dr. Bob's' meth conspiracy

A Sidney man has admitted he distributed methamphetamine he got from Robert Armstrong, a Washington drug dealer convicted in a large trafficking ring that brought the drug to the Bakken oil fields.

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Dr. Brenda Roche

Dr. Brenda Roche

Dr. Brenda Roche of the Center for Families and Children talks on Aug. 21, 2014, about the challenges — and importance — of treating meth addiction, an affliction that is "devastating" for families. 

August 21, 2014 1:46 pmLoading…

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