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Suit over Bearcreek drug bust ends with cash payment


A resident of Bearcreek who sued the city of Red Lodge and its former police chief over what she said was an illegal drug raid has dropped her suit and accepted an offer of $25,000 from the defendants. Tiffany McKinney, then 25, filed the lawsuit in February 2016, saying she had been wrongfully arrested and injured during a drug raid that targeted a separate house on the property she lived on in Bearcreek. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Red Lodge sisters respond to former prosecutor’s lawsuit


In their responses to a lawsuit filed against them by the former prosecutor for the city of Red Lodge, two sisters have filed counterclaims, saying that Joel Todd abused the legal system in an attempt to stifle legitimate public criticism. Todd filed his suit last month, accusing Diane Dimich, a member of the Red Lodge City Council, and her sister, Mary Cameron, the coordinator of the Carbon County DUI Task Force, of conspiracy, libel, slander and interference with a prospective business relationship. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Red Lodge’s ex-prosecutor sues councilwoman, sister


The former prosecutor for the city of Red Lodge has filed suit against two sisters — one a City Council member and the other the coordinator of the Carbon County DUI Task Force — accusing them of conspiracy, libel, slander and working against his appointment as city attorney. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Assistant AG says Red Lodge police raid ‘inappropriate’


An assistant state attorney general has declined to file charges arising from a drug raid that Red Lodge police officers carried out on a house in Bearcreek. Brant Light, chief of the Prosecution Services Bureau in the AG’s office, also said in a letter to Carbon County Attorney Alex Nixon that he believed the Bearcreek search, conducted by police officers without the prior approval of the Carbon County attorney or sheriff, “was inappropriate.” (more…) Continue Reading →

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Drug raid debated in public, Bearcreek mayor enters fray


Editor’s Note: Some questions have arisen regarding what evidence was seized during the Jan. 24 raid in Bearcreek. Here, from court records, are Page 1 and Page 2 of the “Evidence receipt.” RED LODGE—About 40 people crowded into the small City Council chambers in Red Lodge Tuesday night, most of them to speak or listen to others speak about the recent drug bust that city police officers carried out in Bearcreek. (more…) Continue Reading →

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