A federal magistrate ruled Wednesday that one of two Salt Lake men accused of smuggling cocaine into Montana from Canada can be released from jail after posting bond.
U.S. Magistrate Robert Holter said Dennis Finley, 32, could be released from the Chouteau County Jail once Finley posts 10 percent in cash on a $2,000 bond.The release was on condition Finley meets twice weekly with a probation officer in Salt Lake City, submits to urinalysis testing and attends all court proceedings related to the case.
Finley and William Henry Hopson, 35, were arrested on March 16 at the Roosville border station in northwestern Montana after U.S. Customs agents discovered 77.6 grams of cocaine and $10,147 in cash concealed in their vehicle.
Both men were charged on March 17 with attempting to smuggle cocaine into the United States.
Hopson remains in Chouteau County Jail in lieu of $25,000 bond.