Courtesy of Missoula County Jail

One Missoula resident made a quick trip into the Missoula County Jail late Wednesday night. 27-year old Nicholas Stevens was driving down Russell when he was stopped for a traffic violation according to public information officer Travis Welsh.


Officers made a traffic stop an a vehicle on the intersection of Russell and S. Second St. W.,” Welsh said. “When they stopped the vehicle, the driver actually jumped out and attempted to run on foot. He ran eastbound down an alley but I don’t believe he made it a full block before he tripped and fell, and was taken into custody.”

There were two officers on site when the stop occurred, which was good, because the incident led to two arrests.

“The female passenger had outstanding warrants and the male driver was on probation,” Welsh said. “Both were eventually arrested and the investigation is continuing as there was evidence recovered in the vehicle that may connect the two to drug activity.”

If drugs were involved, it will not be the first time Stevens will be in trouble with the law on this count. In June of 2011, Stevens was convicted after selling meth to an undercover informant.