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Libby man faces drug charges again

by The Western News
| May 10, 2022 7:00 AM

A Libby man is facing drug charges after he was allegedly found with meth and a loaded syringe during a traffic stop in March.

Jamie Ray Abrahamson, 42, is charged in Lincoln County District Court with felony criminal possession of dangerous drugs and misdemeanor possession of drug paraphernalia.

According to court documents, Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office deputies on March 26 were monitoring suspected drug deals happening at various casinos in Libby.

At one point they allegedly saw Abrahamson get into a vehicle of a suspected drug dealer. Deputies were advised that Abrahamson had a warrant for his arrest for a probation violation.

Deputies pulled over the vehicle and saw Abrahamson in the back seat. He was taken into custody without incident.

Documents state that deputies found a syringe among Abrahamson’s possessions. Abrahamson allegedly said the needled contained a “point,” which means a small amount of drugs are loaded into the syringe.

While at the detention center, an officer also allegedly found in Abrahamson’s pocket a bag with a substance that appeared to be methamphetamine.

Court documents note that Abrahamson has a prior conviction in 2015 of felony distribution of dangerous drugs.

Felony possession of drugs is punishable by a fine of up to $5,000 and five years in prison.