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By Mark Hebert

Tri-Agency Task Force meeting on dangerous drugs

Nearly 50 concerned residents attend Monday night meeting in Malta


Pierre Bibbs

Tri-Agency Task Force Agent and Blaine County Sheriff's Deputy Jon Ritterbach met with Malta residents on Monday night in the Phillips County Library's conference room to talk about drug abuse in Montana.

An audience of 43 people attended a Monday meeting hosted by the Malta Boys and Girls Club which featured Tri-Agency Task Force Agent Jon Ritterbach who talked about drug use and sales in Phillips County and across the Hi-Line.

Agent Ritterbach spent the better part of 90-minutes talking about the drug use he sees on the Hi-Line, which included marijuana (and several incarnations of how THC is abused), heroin, prescription pill abuse and the drug he sees as the "drug of choice" in Phillips County, crystal meth.

"It's methamphetamine in Phillips County," Agent Ritterbach said, later stating...

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