The federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives on Thursday honored a former Montana federal prosecutor for her work in prosecuting multiple defendants in a large undercover investigation into drug trafficking, guns and robberies in the Billings area.
A former pharmacist in Sidney admitted federal allegations Tuesday that he distributed a prescription painkiller that caused the death of a local resident.
As the federal government shutdown grinds on, the judiciary and justice systems are making adjustments to keep the work flowing in Montana.
The booming Bakken oil patch that's given a major boost to U.S. energy production has emerged as a new front in the fight against drug trafficking.
Six people out of a dozen facing federal charges of trafficking methamphetamine in the Bakken oil field along the Montana and North Dakota border are residents of small Montana towns.
HELENA — The chairman of the Blackfeet Indian tribe says the U.S. attorney for Montana broke the trust of the tribe when he decided to prosecute a tribal council member and state senator accused of fleeing a traffic stop on the reservation.
GREAT FALLS — Seven framed pictures hang on a wall of the U.S. Attorney's Office in Great Falls, each bearing the name of an operation that is part of a major push to root out corruption and theft from federal programs in Montana's Indian Country.
U.S. Attorney Mike Cotter, shown at a news conference in Great Falls last month, said on Friday he could not comment on the relationship between his office and the Blackfeet tribe, but said the federal prosecution of Democratic Sen. Shannon Augare for reckless and drunken driving and obstruc…
U.S. Attorney for the District of Montana Mike Cotter speaks at a news conference in Great Falls on Aug. 8, 2013.
Jails in the Bakken area are overbooked and law enforcement is maxed out as drug-related crime surges in Montana and North Dakota oil patch communities.
HELENA — If American society's tolerance for marijuana is now growing, then what happened in Montana illustrates just what can happen when the government decides things have gone too far.
Brady MacKay, left, the Drug Enforcement Administration agent in charge, and U.S. Attorney Mike Cotter discuss the end of a three-year investigation into Montana medical marijuana providers. Cotter says the 33 providers convicted used the state's medical marijuana law as a guise to conduct d…
The sentencing in federal court Thursday of a Billings man who bragged about his criminal record to undercover agents investigating robberies and drug and gun crimes ended a major multi-agency probe.
The federal indictment on Tuesday of the former director of the Crow Tribe’s Historic Preservation Office, Dale Old Horn, and six others others on corruption charges is one of the first cases to be investigated by a new federal task force.
Law enforcement agencies from North Dakota, Montana and Canada have agreed to work across borders to police a spike in crime brought by the Bakken oil boom, the U.S. Attorney for Montana said.
Linda and Lynn Powers of Sidney celebrated their 50th anniversary with a family gathering in Sidney.
BUTTE — The U.S. Attorney for Montana says recent raids by federal and local authorities on medical pot businesses does not mean the Obama administration has abandoned its policy of leaving legitimate medical marijuana patients and providers alone.
Businesses and organizations can reduce their risk of employee embezzlements through strong internal financial controls, said law enforcement officers.
Kalispell attorney Dana L. Christensen is under consideration to replace U.S. District Judge Donald Molloy.
After cooperating with authorities and testifying against cocaine trafficker Domingo Baez, Billings businesswoman Dru Cederberg is facing federal charges as well.