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Meth lab searched in Jefferson County

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Two people were charged with multiple felonies in connection with a methamphetamine lab in the Clancy area.


  • Misdemeanor criminal possession of drug paraphernalia
  • Felony criminal production of dangerous drugs
  • Felony operation of unlawful laboratory
  • Felony criminal possession of precursors to dangerous drugs
  • Felony child endangerment of 2-year-old
  • Felony child endangerment of 7-year-old

The Jefferson County district attorney says Tad Torgeson and Raven Schlinger appeared Wednesday morning in justice court on felony charges of production of dangerous drugs, operation of unlawful laboratory, to counts of child endangerment – among a slew of other charges.

State probation and parole of the Department of Corrections informed law enforcement of a possible operation. Jefferson County Sheriff Craig Doolittle says officers with training to deal meth labs were on scene.

The officers, dressed in hazmat suits, were removing materials from the home. Jefferson County Sheriff's Department, Clancy Volunteer Fire Department, Elkhorn Search and Rescue and the Southwest Montana Drug Task Force were involved in the investigation.

Both Torgeson and Schlinger's bail was set at 75 thousand dollars. 


Story by Kristin Price, Beartooth NBC.
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Department of Corrections, meth lab, Southwest Montana Drug Task Force, Craig Doolittle, Tad Torgeson, Raven Schlinger, Jefferson County Sheriff's Department

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