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Client claims addictions counselor used her to get drugs

August 30, 2019

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — A former client has sued a Montana community corrections company and a former addictions counselor, claiming the counselor got her to obtain drugs that they used together.

The Billings Gazette reported Friday that Lyndsey Temple is seeking compensatory and punitive damages as well as attorney fees.

She alleges in the suit that counselor April Barnes used her to get unspecified drugs while Alternatives Inc. in Billings was monitoring Temple for illegal drug use.

Temple was required to pay for the costs of her supervision through the company.

The lawsuit says she was rearrested after she tested positive for methamphetamine use.

Attorneys for Barnes and Alternatives have declined to comment on the case.

Barnes no longer works at Alternatives. The company declined to say how her employment ended.

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Information from: The Billings Gazette, http://www.billingsgazette.com

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