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Largest drug ring broken up on Wind River Reservation

Federal authorities announced on Tuesday the largest drug bust in the history of the Wind River Reservation in Wyoming.

Authorities arrested 19 people alleged to be involved in a major drug ring. Searches of homes on and off the reservation uncovered a half ounce of methamphetamine, a quarter pound of marijuana, more than 2,400 prescription pills and six weapons.

A single family is alleged to have supplied methamphetamine, cocaine and marijuana, as well as prescription drugs, in and around the reservation. A Utah man was charged with bringing the drugs to the reservation although some of the pills may have come from the local Indian Health Service.

Among those arrested and charged is Lynda Colleen Munnell also known as Lynda Munnell-Noah, a tribal judge who heard drug-related cases in her court. The judge is accused of threatening to kill a Bureau of Indian Affairs agent who was investigating the drug ring.

Get the Story:
Lawyers: Tribal judge threatened agent in drug case (AP 6/1)
Officials: Family led drug ring (The Casper Star-Tribune 6/1)

Relevant Links:
Eastern Shoshone Tribe -
Northern Arapaho Tribe -

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