Missoula, MT (KGVO-AM News) - On July 31, 2023, at approximately 8:52 p.m., a Missoula Police Department Officer was dispatched to Burger King on East Broadway. Employees wanted a male removed who locked himself in the bathroom and was believed to be doing drugs. An officer arrived, opened the door to the bathroom, and observed the male. 

The officer directed the male, later identified as 58-year-old John Jennings, to walk out of the business and speak with him outside. As John walked out of the business, the officer observed a small piece of tin foil in his hand and a cup. According to court documents, John threw the items in the trash can as he walked out of the business.  

The officer asked John for his identification at which point he turned his body around in an odd manner. John then immediately walked away from the sidewalk and into the parking lot. As the officer was explaining to John that the business wanted him trespassed from the property, an employee approached and advised that John had purposely dropped something on the ground where he was initially standing.  

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The officer walked over and observed a small plastic bag with four blue pills contained inside. The officer knows from his training and experience that these blue pills with the imprint M30 are known to be Fentanyl. He collected the bag from the ground and advised John he was under arrest. 

The officer placed John in handcuffs and completed a search incident to arrest. He placed John in the back seat of his patrol car and spoke with another officer who was on scene. That officer collected the tin foil from the trash can and obtained a statement from the other Burger King employees. 

Jennings is currently being charged with felony criminal possession of dangerous drugs. 

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

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