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A Montana Solution For Combating
Sexual Assault Crimes

By TIM FOX Montana Attorney General

Sexual assault is a heinous crime. An authoritative study has concluded that 1 in 3 American women will be sexually abused in their lifetime. The physical and emotional damage can be profoundly deep and long-lasting. That is why soon after I became attorney general last year, I took the U.S. Department of Justice’s questions about the handling of sexual assault cases in Missoula seriously and sought understanding and answers.

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Recent Montana crimes put meth back
in the spotlight

by Victoria Hill

BILLINGS - We've known for years the dangers of methamphetamine, and Montana law enforcement and mental health experts take on the fight every day.

But a recent trend of high drug use and violent crime is now putting community members and law enforcement at greater risk.

A fatal downtown Billings stabbing on June 19 and then two weeks later a gun battle in the Billings Heights. The suspects in both cases were under the influence of drugs

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A‘burgeoning threat’ Federal officials say
drugs are a growing threat in the Bakken

By Amy Dalrymple

WILLISTON, N.D. — Drug trafficking in the Bakken is highlighted in the National Drug Control Strategy released Wednesday by the White House drug czar.

The 102-page document includes several mentions of North Dakota and Montana, including about a page dedicated to the need for agencies to collaborate in response to a “burgeoning threat” in the Bakken.

"This influx of highly paid oil field workers into an area with limited opportunities for spending their income has created a market for drugs and contributed to an overall increase in crime,” the report says.

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