GREAT FALLS – A former Great Falls dentist accused of having methamphetamine in his car was given a three-year deferred sentence Wednesday.
District Judge Julie Macek sentenced Robert Bronecki on a felony count of criminal possession of dangerous drugs. Prosecutors dropped two misdemeanor drug charges as part of a plea agreement.
Great Falls police received a report in March 2007 that Bronecki was prescribing drugs to people who weren’t his patients and may have been using methamphetamine.
The following May, a police detective and an agent from the Drug Enforcement Agency went to Bronecki’s dental office and the dentist granted permission to search his car. The officers found a small bag of marijuana, a small bag of meth and three meth pipes, according to court documents.
Since his arrest, Bronecki has moved to Billings and is receiving treatment from the Montana Professional Assistance Program. The nonprofit organization works with physicians or dentists who have chemical dependency or substance abuse problems.
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