Missoula, MT (KGVO-AM News) - On March 22, 2024, Missoula Police Department Officers were dispatched to Edith Street for a welfare check. Dispatch advised that a vehicle was running outside a residence for an hour and a half and a male was inside the vehicle “nodding off.” 

An officer arrived on the scene and was able to identify the male, located in the driver’s seat, as 30-year-old Blake Green and a passenger. The officer discovered that Green had a $15,000 warrant out of Lake County for drug-related charges. The officer had Green exit the vehicle.  

When exiting, Green grabbed a small bag containing pills that were stuck to his shirt. An officer observed that the pills were blue and believed they were likely Fentanyl. Officers attempted to arrest Green.  

However, Green lunged forward, picked up the pills, and put the baggie containing the pills into his mouth. Officers continued attempting to arrest Green, but Green continued to resist by placing his arm under his head. Eventually, Green pulled his arm out allowing officers to secure him in handcuffs.  

Green was arrested and an officer requested medical to check on him. Medical arrived and it was determined that Green should be taken to St. Patrick’s Hospital. Once at the hospital, Green was provided his Miranda rights. When asked about the pills, Green responded they could have been Tylenol, Motrin, or Ibuprofen.  

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According to court documents, medical staff were unable to locate a plastic baggie or pills in Green’s stool and X-rays were ordered. However, an RN did inform an officer that she had located two unidentified pills on the bottom sheet of Green’s bed. Those pills were seized.  

Law enforcement then applied for and were granted a search warrant for the vehicle. Officers searched the vehicle and found roughly 150 Fentanyl pills. Officers also located multiple cell phones, which were seized as part of the investigation. 

Green is currently being charged with felony criminal possession of dangerous drugs, felony tampering with physical evidence, and obstructing a peace officer. 

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

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