The Missoula County Attorney’s Office filed 11 new criminal complaints this past week. Four of those were drug cases and three of those case involved methamphetamine. County Attorney Kirsten Pabst explains.

“In one of those, we charged criminal possession with intent to distribute,” Pabst said. “In that particular case, the defendant had not only meth and paraphernalia, but also a handgun and 23 grams of meth in three separate baggies in her purse. She had a scale and some pills as well.”

According to Pabst, her office charged one felony theft case and three endangerment cases. One of those cases involved child criminal endangerment.

“The allegation there is that the defendant was driving impaired with three minors in the car,” Pabst said. “We charged one felony DUI and one DUI second that included speeding and obstructing a peace officer. In that case, the defendant was allegedly driving 105 miles per hour in a 65 mile per hour zone and was belligerent when officers tried to arrest her.”

Pabst says they charged one strangulation case and one case involving three counts of violating an order of protection. They charged another case involving five counts of violation of privacy and communication. In that particular case, Pabst says some horrendous threats were communicated over the phone.