The Missoula County Attorney’s Office was really busy this past week. County Attorney Kirsten Pabst says her office filed 19 new criminal complaints and three of those cases fell into the drug category.

“In one of the meth cases, the defendant allegedly took her meth and fix kit trough TSA security at the Missoula International Airport,” Pabst said. “They stopped her and seized the drugs. She was later arrested.”

According to Pabst, they also filed six property crimes.

“One involved an allegation of some folks returning to an evicted residence to have a party,” Pabst said. “There were two theft cases. In one, the defendant was a night janitor at a local grocery store and allegedly stole over 375 packs of cigarettes from his employer. There was also a criminal mischief case that involved a meth fueled incident where a woman allegedly slashed a bunch of tires.”

Pabst says there were two child endangerment cases as well.

“In one of those, the defendant was allegedly driving with alcohol on board and with a child in the back. As I understand it, the child was the only one wearing a seat belt. We also charged six violent crimes, four of which were partner or family member assault. In one, the defendant assaulted his daughter by pulling her hair and grabbing a gun. There was one case of aggravated assault. The allegation there is that a woman and her friends were down near the river and the defendant, whom she’d never met, was trying to hit on her. The defendant grabbed her and strangled her. Thankfully, her friends stepped in.”

Pabst says her office was also reviewing an arrest for a felony DUI that happened on Thursday night.

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