DATE: 2 APRIL 2015

 On April 2, 2015, nine individuals were arrested by the Montana State University Police Department and Bozeman Police Department for outstanding warrants relating to charges of possessing, manufacturing, and distributing dangerous drugs. All defendants were transported to the Gallatin County Detention Center and held on bonds amounts from $20,000 to $75,000.

        In recent months, an investigation by the Missouri River Drug Task Force (MRDTF) identified multiple persons manufacturing and distributing dangerous drugs on and around the Montana State University campus. The dangerous drugs included Ecstasy, Acid, Butane Hash Oil (BHO), and Marijuana.

        The Missouri River Drug Task Force is a collaborative local, state, and federal effort to identify, target, and prosecute persons involved in drug trafficking, manufacture, and drug-related violence. Along with local tax dollars, the Montana Board of Crime Control allocates federal grant funds to maintain the MRDTF project.


Sheriff’s Office Purchases AED’s

This month, the Gallatin County Sheriff’s Office purchased twenty-eight automatic external defibrillation (AED) devices.  The PhysioControl LifePak CR+ AED’s were paid for from the jail revenue fund.  Additionally, the Gallatin County Sheriff’s Office secured the donation of two AED’s from the St. Vincent’s Hospital grant and one from Gallatin Heart Rescue.

With the addition of these tools, every Gallatin County Sheriff’s Office Patrol Vehicle will be equipped with an AED.  The AED’s are the same model used by American Medical Response, Bozeman Fire Department, Bozeman Deaconess Hospital, Central Valley Fire Department, and Bozeman Police Department.  As a result, the tools used by the Sheriff’s Office will integrate with our partners in surrounding agencies, allowing for better quality care and service.

The Gallatin County Sheriff’s Office hopes that by providing our deputies with these life-saving skills and equipment, we will be better able to help our community members during emergencies.

UPDATE-Missing Child Found



BELGRADE, MT-Fourteen year-old Keelye August was located in Bozeman overnight. She is safe and is awaiting return to Louisiana.  The circumstances surrounding this incident are currently under investigation and no further comment can be made at this time.  Many thanks to the Bozeman Police Department for their assistance.  Anyone with additional information is urged to contact the Belgrade Police Department at (406) 388-4262.