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Durglo sentenced to DOC for dealing drugs

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POLSON — A St. Ignatius man, who admitted to dealing drugs in Lake County, was committed at District Court in Polson on Aug. 16, to the Montana Department of Corrections for 10 years with five years suspended. The sentence for Daniel Xavier Durglo, 36, was in accordance with a plea agreement reached on June 28. 

According to court records, on March 4, a law enforcement officer observed a green passenger car with no license plate traveling northbound on Old U.S. Highway 93 in Pablo. The officer attempted to conduct a traffic stop on the vehicle but it sped up through Pablo until the driver jumped a railroad track and lost control. The vehicle slid sideways and jumped a concrete barrier. The driver, later identified as Durglo, attempted to flee on foot, but was apprehended before he could enter a nearby apartment building. Durglo initially refused to follow instructions and resisted arrest. The officer deployed his stun gun twice on Durglo before placing him under arrest. The green passenger car he was driving was reported as stolen out of Spokane, Washington. A search warrant for the vehicle was obtained and executed. The search turned up approximately 230 suspected fentanyl pills and a silver handgun with an obliterated serial number. The search also yielded Durglo’s driver’s license and a mobile device with messages pertaining to “sales.”

Judge Jessica Fehr of Yellowstone County gave Durglo credit for having already served 153 days in jail. She also recommended that Durglo be screened for chemical dependency treatment. The sentence will run consecutive to any terms Durglo is facing in other jurisdictions. 

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