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8 people were arrested at the home of the Blackfeet Nation's chairman, some related to fentanyl 

FBI spokesperson Sandra Barker said a search warrant was executed at Tribal Business Council Chairman Timothy Davis’ home, where eight individuals were arrested. Barker said Davis was not among those taken into custody.

She said the search is part of an ongoing investigation and declined to share more details about the case. Blackfeet law enforcement, which announced the search warrant in a press release, did not respond to a request for comment by deadline.

Reached on his cell phone, Chairman Davis told MTPR he was not at home when law enforcement officers searched his residence. He said he did not know anything about the case and declined to comment further.

Tribal Council Member Mark Pollock confirmed that Davis was traveling on behalf of the tribe at the time the warrant was executed.

Blackfeet Prosecutor Josh Lamson says at least four tribal arrest warrants were served for the alleged sale of a small amount of fentanyl. Those individuals are likely to be arraigned Friday. Lamson says it isn’t yet clear what the remaining four people are charged with.

The names of those arrested have not been released.

Aaron graduated from the University of Minnesota School of Journalism in 2015 after interning at Minnesota Public Radio. He landed his first reporting gig in Wrangell, Alaska where he enjoyed the remote Alaskan lifestyle and eventually moved back to the road system as the KBBI News Director in Homer, Alaska. He joined the MTPR team in 2019. Aaron now reports on all things in northwest Montana and statewide health care.
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