Missoula, MT (KGVO-AM News) - On December 13, 2022, Missoula Police Department Officers were dispatched to a report of a verbal disturbance between a male and female on Montana Avenue. Officers determined the parties were dating and spoke with them separately.

The male was identified as 29-year-old Steven McIntire. According to the officer, McIntire appeared to be under the influence of narcotics. 

Another officer spoke to the female. Due to the statements of the female as well as her demeanor, officers determined there was probable cause to arrest McIntire for unlawful restraint. Police Public Information Officer Lydia Arnold has more. 

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“While speaking with McIntire, officers observed McIntire to be hallucinating, rambling, and jittery, which are all indicators of being under the influence of narcotics,” Arnold said. “Officer made an arrest during the preliminary investigation. At the jail, jail staff did an inventory search and located a crystallized substance that showed presumptive positive for methamphetamine. This case is still under investigation with the Missoula Police Department Detective Division.” 

Court documents indicate McIntire had a silver container in his pocket that contained the suspected methamphetamine. After Miranda was given to McIntire, McIntire stated the container containing the methamphetamine was only a medallion. 

On December 14, 2022, McIntire made his initial appearance in Missoula Justice Court. McIntire is currently being charged with one count of felony criminal possession of dangerous drugs. 

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

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