44 year-old Cory Lee Kendall appeared in Missoula Justice Court on Tuesday on charges of drug possession with intent to distribute when he was found with over 80 grams of methamphetamine.

Deputy County Attorney Caitlin Williams asked Judge Marie Andersen for $100,000 bail because she deemed Kendall a danger to society.

“On July 15th police arrested the defendant on a probation violation warrant, and a search of his backpack discovered over 80 grams of meth,” said Williams. “The State does oppose his release to pretrial supervision. His PSA score is a level three active monitoring which is the highest active level.”

Williams said Kendall has been active in the drug trade for many years, and was arrested in Missoula in 2017 after a gun incident that involved a 17 year-old girl.

“He was convicted of possession with intent to distribute in 2012, and on October 10th of 2017 he was convicted of felony evidence tampering, felony escape, and criminal endangerment,” she said. “He received 10 years in the DOC and is now selling meth while on conditional release. It is the State’s position that he is an extreme flight risk and a danger to society, and for those reasons a high bail is warranted.”

Judge Andersen set bail for Kendall at $100,000 and ordered him returned to the Missoula County Jail. His felony charges will be tried in District Court.


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