Missoula Law Enforcement Arrest Two Probationers for Having Meth
Missoula, MT (KGVO-AM News) - On March 13, 2023, A Missoula Police Department officer observed 34-year-old William McClellan at a gas station on Toole Avenue. The officer knew that McClellan had a probation and parole field warrant for his arrest. He confirmed the warrant through his computer and also learned that McClellan had a suspended driver’s license.
The officer observed McClellan in the driver's seat leaving the area and he stopped the vehicle. The officer observed items of paraphernalia in the vehicle including a baggie and an orange cap of a syringe. McClellan was subsequently arrested on his field warrant.
The officer conducted a search incident to arrest on McClellan and found several empty baggies and one baggie with white crystal rocks in it consistent with methamphetamine. The officer later tested the substance with a TruNarc device that returned presumptive positive for methamphetamine.
McClellan was transported to the Missoula County Detention Center. He is currently being charged with felony criminal possession of dangerous drugs. On March 14, 2023, McClellan made his initial appearance in Missoula Justice Court and his bond was set at $25,000.
A Second Individual Gets Arrested for Drugs
On March 13, 2023, the Missoula County Sheriff’s Office received information that a male, 61-year-old Kevin Dowell, with a probation and parole warrant was located at a residence. The reporting party was the resident of the home and she said she would let deputies inside.
Deputies arrived and could see Dowell sitting on the couch in the home. Dowell stood up and started walking toward the door. The resident opened the door for deputies and Dowell was observed placing a glass pipe in a sweatshirt on a kitchen stool.
Court documents indicate Dowell was placed under arrest and was cooperative. A search incident to arrest yielded a bag containing a crystal substance in Dowell’s right front pocket. Dowell was advised of his rights and said the substance was methamphetamine. The substance later tested presumptive positive on a NIK test and weighted 33.9 grams.
Dowell was transported to the Missoula County Detention Center. He is currently being charged with felony criminal possession of dangerous drugs.
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