Notable Drug Cases

Location
Montana
Details
Pharmacist with seven charges of prescription fraud.
Result
Six charges dropped. Remaining case dismissed after a year. Maintained licensing in five states
Location
Idaho and Montana
Details
Licensed pharmacist admitted to stealing alcoholic beverages from employer and consuming them on the job. Once discovered by camera footage, pharmacy license was suspended in Idaho and Montana.
Result
Assisted client in obtaining treatment for alcohol use. License was reinstated upon completion of program, continued care, and 3 hours of continuing education.
Location
Montana - Federal
Details
Woman admits distribution of 12 pounds of 100% pure, unadulterated methamphetamine and firearm.
Result
Probation
Location
Montana - Federal
Details
Woman convicted of possession of over a pound of cocaine in federal jurisdiction.
Result
Probation
Location
Montana
Details
Man arrested for transporting meth into Indian territory, dog sniff located drugs in vehicle.
Result
State dismissed after defense filed motion challenging dog’s credibility.
Location
California
Details
Rastafarian men pulled over for “speeding”, 100 pounds of marijuana and plants seized from the bed of a pickup.
Result
State dismissed for lack of evidence after defense raised issues related to profiling.
Location
California
Details
Man arrested for trying to transport 13 pounds of marijuana in his carry-on at Oakland Airport.
Result
State dismissed upon defense motion challenging TSA’s authority to search carry-on for drugs. TSA mandate allows searches related to transportation security, while search for contraband violated the client's 4th Amendment right. Marijuana returned to the client as “personal amount.”
Location
Montana
Details
Client charged with cocaine possession.
Result
Dismissed in front of jury when state crime lab chemist reluctantly admitted to an examination of the wrong drugs.
Location
Montana
Details
Largest drug case in Montana history: 20,000 lbs of marijuana; 160 lbs of cocaine.
Result
Client will walk after serving around five years.
Location
Canada
Details
Largest drug case in history of Canada: 2,500 lbs. of cocaine, 1.2 million ecstasy tablets.
Result
Client served three years.
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