Montana man charged for 10 pounds of pot


A Montana man was arraigned in Fremont County Courthouse on Thursday, a day after law enforcement reportedly found more than 10 pounds of pot in his car.

Michael Tremell Mitchell was charged with four felonies, including trafficking in methamphetamine or amphetamine (punishable with a minimum of three years and up to life in prison), trafficking in 5 pounds or more but less than 25 pounds of marijuana (one to 15 years in prison), possession of a controlled substance (up to seven years in prison) and possession of marijuana in an amount greater than 3 ounces(up to five years in prison).

Mitchell also was charged with three misdemeanors, possession of drug paraphernalia, driving without privileges and resisting or obstructing officers, all punishable with up to a year in jail.

Fremont County Sheriff’s Office deputies were responding to reports that Mitchell’s car had skidded off of U.S. Highway 20 near Ashton. Deputies smelled marijuana, and after obtaining a search warrant found the marijuana along with more than 3 ounces of methamphetamine.

Mitchell’s bond was set at $100,000. A preliminary hearing is scheduled for 1:30 p.m. March 14.

Reporter Johnathan Hogan can be reached at 208-542-6746.