Carbon County Attorney Indicted on Drug Charges

By Beacon Staff

BILLINGS – Carbon County Attorney Robert Eddleman has been indicted on drug charges, U.S. Attorney Bill Mercer said Thursday.

Eddleman, 50, and Terri Jabs Kurth, 43, residents of both Red Lodge and Billings, are are accused of distributing and facilitating the use of cocaine, Mercer said.

“Part of the charge to law enforcement agencies and federal prosecutors is to not only attack drug trafficking organizations which supply illegal drugs, but also prosecute others in the community who distribute and facilitate the use of illegal drugs,” he said in a statement.

Eddleman did not immediately return a phone message seeking comment. A phone message left at a listing for a Terri Kurth in Laurel was not immediately returned.

Eddleman and Kurth have not appeared in court on the indictment, which was returned by a grand jury on Wednesday.

The charges in the indictment are: conspiracy to maintain a drug related premises for both the use of drugs and the commercial and gratuitous distribution of drugs, maintaining a drug related premises and distribution of cocaine.