Friday, October 31, 2008
Three Butte men injured in a boating crash on Georgetown Lake in August face marijuana charges after investigators said they found the drug and a pipe on the boat. The men, Curtis W. Smith, Scott P. Lewis and Robert F. Johnston are charged with criminal possession of dangerous drugs and drug paraphernalia, both misdemeanors. They have been summoned to appear in Justice Court in Anaconda on Nov. 12.Johnston is also charged with two misdemeanors that allege he operated the boat, or allowed others to operate the boat, while under the influence of alcohol and in a negligent manner. The Montana Department of Fish, Wildlife and Parks says the three were on a 20-foot boat that crashed into the shore and struck a tree at about 11:30 p.m. on Aug. 2. Smith is a Butte High teacher.