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Men accused of selling fake drugs in 2 Missoula cases

Men accused of selling fake drugs in 2 Missoula cases


Dominick Donnell Allison Jr. might consider making real bread with his bags of flour, as he now faces charges that could cost him some serious dough as well as time in prison.

On Thursday, Allison appeared before Missoula Justice of the Peace Karen Orzech to face a felony count of criminal possession of an imitation dangerous drug with the purpose to distribute after detectives caught him allegedly trying to pass off baggies of flour as Ecstasy in a drug deal.

According to an affidavit in the case, Allison was arrested after detectives with the Missoula Drug Task Force contacted him on Wednesday and found him in possession of four baggies containing approximately 1 gram each of an "unidentified white powder." On Allison's cellphone, officers allegedly found text messages detailing a planned transaction between him and an unidentified person, in which Allison would to sell 4 grams of ecstasy to the other party for a total price of $240.

Allison allegedly told detectives that the packaged powder was flour and that the drug deal was a "joke" he was playing on a friend.

Perhaps, but he currently faces pending charges of distribution of an imitation dangerous drug in a previous case in Missoula District Court and also in Chouteau County.

Orzech set Allison's bail at $100,000.


In a separate fake-drug case, a man who was released from the Montana State Prison on Sunday may be headed back there after he tried to sell fake LSD to two police officers.

According to the affidavit in that case, police received a report on Wednesday of a man trying to trade LSD for marijuana under the north end of the Madison Street Bridge. Two officers dressed in plain clothes arrived at the scene and found a man matching the description of the suspect, later identified as Peter Sheridan Moldenhauer.

As one of the officers approached Moldenhauer, he allegedly asked the officers where they were heading and then told them he did not trust them. The officers walked away, but Moldenhauer, who reportedly appeared intoxicated, followed them through the parking lot of the DoubleTree Hotel, telling one of them along the way that he had recently gotten out of prison after serving a felony DUI sentence, the affidavit said.

Shortly thereafter, the officers say Moldenhauer produced a sheet of white paper, claiming it was LSD and offering to sell it to them. After accepting a $20 bill from one of the officers, a marked patrol car arrived at the scene and Moldenhauer was arrested.

Preliminary testing of the paper did not produce a positive result for LSD; however, a sample has been sent to the state crime lab for further testing.

Moldenhauer was charged with criminal possession of an imitation dangerous drug. Orzech set bail at $75,000 for Moldenhauer, who was still on community supervision after serving time in the Montana State Prison.

The men in both cases face up to five years in prison and a $50,000 fine if convicted of the charges.

Reporter Joe Nickell can be reached at 523-5358, or on


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