Katie Loveland

Katie Loveland speaks at Yellowstone Substance Abuse Connect Coalition
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A federally-funded group of substance abuse counselors, service providers and law enforcement in Yellowstone County met this week to work on a coordinated plan to tackle drug abuse in Billings and the surrounding area.

Unused Drug Test
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A comprehensive assessment of drug abuse in Yellowstone County confirms the area is seeing a rise in drug-related offenses, but it also shows a related growth in child neglect cases.