Missoula, MT (KGVO-AM News) - On June 29, 2024, at approximately 7:06 AM, a Missoula County Sheriff’s Office deputy responded to a report of suspicious activity at a residence in the 32400 block of Bible Lane in Alberton. The reporting party, Jane Doe, called 911 and whispered there was a man outside of her house. She identified the man as 31-year-old Troy Parker and said he was a tenant of hers until he burned down one of the trailers on her property. She said that Parker may have a gun and felt like he was trying to break into her trailer. 

When deputies arrived on scene, they located Parker sitting outside the trailer. Parker had his knees tucked to his chest and was holding the back of his head. He appeared to be in some form of crisis and was ultimately detained without incident. According to court documents, Parker was asked if he was on anything and he admitted to using methamphetamine. 

Parker was then brought to the front of a patrol car where he admitted that he had bags of drugs in his pockets. A corporal removed the bags which were later confirmed to contain methamphetamine. Parker also stated that he was trying to make money so he could leave this place. 

Due to Parker being clearly under the influence of methamphetamine, experiencing delusions to the point of trying to unlawfully enter a residence, and speaking to people who were not there, he was transported to Saint Patrick’s Hospital for an involuntary mental health evaluation. 

At approximately 10:53 AM, a deputy applied for and was granted a search warrant for Parker’s wallet. Inside the wallet was $361 in cash, and 14 pieces of scrap paper and business cards with names and numbers on them. After being cleared at the hospital, Parker was placed under arrest and was transported to the Missoula County Detention Center. 

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A short time later, a deputy was advised by dispatch that the jail was requesting a phone call. When the deputy called the jail, the Corporal who had booked Parker in asked the deputy if he knew what was in Parker’s property. He then told the deputy that there was a green bag containing two large crystal methamphetamine rocks.  

Due to Parker possessing 36 unused dime bags, possessing 12.3 grams package weight of methamphetamine, and stating he needed to make money to get out of here, he was charged with felony criminal possession of dangerous drugs with intent to distribute. He is also being charged with felony criminal possession of dangerous drugs and felony possession of property subject to forfeiture. His bond was set at $50,000. 

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

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