Missoula, MT (KGVO-AM News) - On October 4, 2023, Missoula Police Department officers arrested 38-year-old Savannah Mays after she tried to steal from Walmart and got caught with meth. She was charged with felony criminal possession of dangerous drugs, obstructing a peace officer, and theft. 

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On October 31, 2023, Mays went to the Missoula Probation and Parole Office for a scheduled check-in. When she arrived, a probation officer noticed that Mays had parked around the corner from their office. Initially, Mays told her probation officer that she had walked there.  

When confronted with the observations of her parking her vehicle, Mays claimed initially that she didn’t know where to park, before then suggesting that the parking lot was too small and there was not enough room to park. According to court documents, the parking lot is quite large and was observed to have multiple available parking spaces.  

A probation search of Mays’ vehicle and her personal belongings ensued. On the passenger seat of the vehicle, there was a black bag that contained a black and white wallet that had Mays’ identification in it. Additionally, they located multiple used hypodermic needles, and a small baggie containing a white crystalline substance. Additional needles were found in another bag and in Mays’ wallet.  

A TrueNarc test of the substance indicated a presumptive positive result for methamphetamine. When Mays was confronted about the substance after being advised of her Miranda rights, she claimed she did not know the drugs were in there.  

Mays was previously released on her own recognizance in order to attend inpatient treatment, where she was subsequently medically discharged prior to completion. Mays sustained the new charges in the interim and was subsequently released on her own recognizance.  

Thereafter, she committed the new offenses at Walmart. Probation has advised that Mays has not been checking in regularly. The State respectfully requested that bail and conditions of release remain as previously set and that her bail be set in the amount of $30,000. This case was filed directly into district court. 

Mays is now also being charged with felony criminal possession of dangerous drugs and criminal possession of drug paraphernalia. 

The information in this article was obtained from sources that are publicly viewable.

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