Five people arrested as part of a multiagency narcotics investigation were arraigned Tuesday on federal indictments alleging fentanyl trafficking charges, the U.S. Attorney’s office said.
The Missouri River Courthouse, a 48,000 square foot federal building that opened in 2009, sits on the west bank of the Missouri in Great Falls.
Officers from federal, state, and local agencies arrested them as part of a coordinated takedown conducted Oct. 12 in Great Falls, U.S. Attorney Jesse Laslovich said. They are charged in three separate indictments alleging fentanyl trafficking in Cascade and Mineral counties. Each pleaded not guilty and was detained pending further proceedings.
U.S. Magistrate Judge John T. Johnston presided.
The defendants include:
• Alanna Corcoran, 41, of Great Falls, on charges of conspiracy to distribute fentanyl. If convicted of the most serious crime, Corcoran faces a maximum of 20 years in prison, a $1 million fine and at least three years of supervised release, authorities said.
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• Natalie Crawford, 31, of Great Falls, on charges of conspiracy to distribute