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Woman tied to double murder in Missoula arrested on drug charges

Posted at 12:58 PM, Feb 27, 2020
and last updated 2020-02-27 14:58:42-05

POLSON — A woman awaiting trial for her role in a Missoula double murder is back behind bars.

Labenza Dawn Charlo, 19, was arrested Wednesday afternoon for violating conditions of release.

The Polson Police Department responded to the Kwataqnuk Resort on Jan. 28 for reports of suspicious activity, according to court documents. Police found Charlo -- who was with her boyfriend and two small children -- with a loaded revolver and two bags of methamphetamine.

Additionally, four prescription pill bottles, 29 strips of suboxone, a digital scale and empty plastic baggies, a bag of syringes, as well as multiple pipes, possible LSD, possible psilocybin mushrooms, and a marijuana cigarette were also in plain view and within reach of the children.

Charlo also reportedly admitted to smoking heroin in the bathroom while the children were in the room and had a meth pipe in her bra, according to court documents.

She was arrested and taken to Lake County jail but released due to overcrowding. Charlo was then was turned over to the custody of Missoula County as she awaits trial for her role in a 2018 double murder.

She is being held on a $50,000 bond.

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