Kalispell woman pleads guilty to drug distribution

Print Article

MISSOULA (AP) — A 66-year-old Kalispell woman who initially was charged with murder-for-hire has pleaded guilty to a federal drug distribution charge that carries a longer potential prison sentence.

The Missoulian reports Judith Johanna Cossette, formerly of Martin City, pleaded guilty Monday to selling Oxycodone tablets to an undercover agent from the U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives in March. Court records say she told the agent she could provide a steady supply of Oxycodone for the next six months.

Court records say both alleged crimes happened this spring. Prosecutors say the murder-for-hire charge will be dismissed at Cossette’s sentencing on Jan. 3. The drug distribution charge carries a maximum 20-year prison sentence, double the sentence for murder-for-hire.

Officials did not disclose whose death she was trying to solicit.

In 2002, Cossette was active with the Republican Party in the Canyon. The Hungry Horse News did a story on her efforts to bring food to the Food Bank in the Canyon after the grocery store Gary and Leo’s in Columbia Falls had excess food and wanted to give it away.

Print Article

Read More Local News

Coffee Traders barista to compete at national event

September 15, 2019 at 5:00 am | Daily Inter Lake Barista Andy Hao has been supplying Whitefish with specialty coffee for over a year now, but soon he will take his talents to the national level. The Montana Coffee Traders’ barista, who works at th...

Comments

Read More

Sun Road plan eyes dramatic changes to parking, trail use

September 15, 2019 at 5:00 am | Daily Inter Lake Day-use parking permits, switching Avalanche camping spots to parking spaces, and one-way travel on a section of the Highline Trail in Glacier National Park are three of the many proposals in the G...

Comments

Read More

CenturyLink plans to install new cable west of Whitefish

September 15, 2019 at 5:00 am | Daily Inter Lake CenturyLink has proposed an amendment to the company’s existing special-use permit that would allow for the installation of thousands of feet of buried fiber optic telecommunication line west of Whit...

Comments

Read More

Kalispell schools hire help for super search

September 14, 2019 at 5:00 am | Daily Inter Lake The search is ready to begin for a new Kalispell Public Schools superintendent. District trustees on Tuesday selected the Montana School Boards Association to conduct the superintendent search. The ...

Comments

Read More

Contact Us

(406) 755-7000
727 East Idaho
Kalispell, MT 59901

©2019 Daily Inter Lake Terms of Use Privacy Policy
X
X