Defendant sold fentanyl to teenagers

The Missoula County Attorney’s Office filed 18 new criminal complaints this week, up four from last week. According to County Attorney Kirsten Pabst, the majority of these new cases involve violent crimes and crimes against the person.

“We charged a few cases of strangulation,” Pabst said. “In one, the defendant allegedly approached the child in a motel room, woke her up, then strangled her. There was a robbery and an aggravated assault. vehicle and injured him in the face and head. The accused allegedly kicked the victim and stole his wallet. The victim lost several teeth and suffered significant injuries in this case.

Pabst said there was a case of bullying that got a lot of attention.

“In this case, the FBI intercepted an Instagram post from the defendant discussing a school shooting here locally,” Pabst said. “The accused allegedly made reference to the Sandy Hook shooter and had access to weapons, which has raised quite heightened concerns among our law enforcement partners as well as our community.”

There was a case of assault with a weapon in which the defendant shouted and caused a scene in a casino.

“An employee asked her to leave, and then she allegedly pulled out a knife,” Pabst said. “She was forced to leave and was later located by law enforcement with methamphetamine on her. We also charged two cases of theft. In one of them, the accused allegedly stole his mother’s car. In the other, during the years 2020 and 2021, a marijuana dispensary was duped out of approximately $1 million, allegedly for its taxes.

Additionally, Pabst said his office charged three new drug cases. One case involved the criminal distribution of dangerous drugs.

“The allegation is that the defendant was selling fentanyl mixed with fake percocets to teenagers, as well as cocaine and other hard drugs,” Pabst said. “The defendant allegedly sold pills to three people at a party and one of them died of an overdose. Two others were hospitalized.

Finally, there were three new cases of impaired driving, which is a fourth or subsequent offence. They also charged a fugitive from justice and two cases involving bail jump allegations.

You can listen to Pabst’s full report below:

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