Missoula, MT (KGVO-AM News) - On February 6, 2023, at approximately 12:19 a.m., Missoula Police Department Officers responded to an apartment complex after receiving a complaint about a person needing to be removed from the premises. The complainant stated that a male was inside behaving strangely. The complainant said the male was looking at a particular door inside the apartment complex asking, “Are you in there?” 

Upon arrival, the officers located a male standing in the hallway matching the description provided by the complainant. The officers identified the male as 43-year-old Joshua Allen by his MT ID card. Allen stated he was inside the apartment complex looking for his friend. 

An officer observed a large bulge in the front pocket of Allen’s hoodie. Allen advised that it was his phone and cigarettes, but he also admitted to having a glass pipe. He then clarified that the pipe was not used for smoking marijuana. Allen provided the officer consent to search his pocket.  

Inside, the officer located a glass beaker containing a white, crystalline substance that he recognized as methamphetamine. The officer arrested Allen and continued his search. He then located an unused, glass pipe wrapped in bubble wrap inside Allen’s pocket. Court documents indicate the crystalline substance later tested presumptively positive for methamphetamine and weighed 2.12 grams.  

Allen told an officer that he found the methamphetamine and the pipe in the hallway while he was looking for his friend. He explained that he came to the apartments in the first place because he heard someone yelling, “Help!” from inside the complex. He thought it might be his friend, so he went inside to investigate.  

The complainant advised that Allen had been wandering around the second and third floors attempting to get into apartments while calling for his friend. The complainant also asked that Allen be trespassed from the apartment complex. 

Allen is currently 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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