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Eight people taken into custody in Browning

Blackfeet Reservation
Posted at 12:44 PM, Mar 31, 2022
and last updated 2022-03-31 16:35:58-04

GREAT FALLS — UPDATE: 2:34 p.m. - March 31, 2022

The Blackfeet Tribal prosecutor's office released the following information to MTN News:

  • Eight people in custody on probable cause arrest due to evidence of a crime that arose during the search
  • Four of the eight people had outstanding warrants for criminal sale of dangerous drugs (alleged sale of fentanyl)
  • Two of those four individuals had suspended sentences for previous drug related charges
  • The four with outstanding warrants should be arraigned this afternoon
  • The charges for the other four probable cause arrests haven't been released at this time
  • Right now, there are no federal charges connected to this event

(first report: 12:44 p.m. - March 31, 2022)

Eight people were taken into custody in Browning on Thursday, according to Blackfeet Law Enforcement Services (BLES) Chief Jess Edwards.

Edwards said in a news release that at around 6 a.m, BLES and the Federal Bureau of Investigation executed a search warrant at the home of Timothy Davis, the chairman of Blackfeet Tribal Business Council.

Their names have not been released at this point. An investigation is underway by the FBI.

At this time, no other information has been released, including the reason for the search warrant.

We are working to get more details and will post an update when we do.