Missoula, MT (KGVO-AM News) - On February 9, 2024, a Missoula Police Department officer was patrolling on W. Broadway St. and observed a female she recognized to be 39-year-old Danielle Auwen. The officer knew Auwen had a warrant for a probation violation. The officer pulled in behind Auwen and requested she come and speak with her.  

Auwen confirmed her identity and the officer placed her under arrest. The officer performed a search incident to arrest and transported Auwen to the Missoula County Detention Facility. A few minutes after leaving the jail, the officer was contacted by jail staff requesting that she return.  

The officer was informed that a detention officer found a small plastic baggie with a clear, crystal-like rock inside, believed to be methamphetamine. The detention officer told the officer that before Auwen went into the room, she had flushed the toilet, and once Auwen exited the room, the baggie was inside the toilet.  

The Detention Officer said Auwen only had her bra still on at that point, so it was believed that was where she had kept the drugs. According to court documents, the officer collected the baggie and transported it to the Missoula Police Station. At the police station, the substance was tested using the TruNarc Scanner, which returned a presumptive positive for methamphetamine.  

Auwen is currently being charged with felony criminal possession of dangerous drugs. On February 11, 2024, Auwen made her initial appearance in Missoula Justice Court. The next day, at 5:56 PM, she was released from the jail. 

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

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