At around 12:40 Friday morning, a Missoula Police officer initiated a traffic stop on a vehicle near the intersection of South Avenue and Russell Street. Police Public Information Officer Travis Welsh says the officer made contact with the driver and noticed a strong odor or marijuana coming out of the vehicle.

“The officer made observations that indicated that the male and the passengers may have been involved in drug activity,” Welsh said. “After speaking to the driver, the officer developed suspicion that the driver was in fact transporting illegal narcotics. At one point, the male admitted that there were drugs in the car.”

According to Welsh, the driver gave the officer consent to search the vehicle.

“The officers did discover marijuana and drug paraphernalia in the car consistent with not only possession, but also possession with intent to sell,” Welsh said. “Mr. Taylor Roulette was placed under arrest and is currently being held on criminal possession of dangerous drugs, criminal possession of dangerous drugs with intent to sell, possession of drug paraphernalia, and the original traffic offense.”

Welsh says one other male was arrested for a warrant that was unrelated, but the other two occupants of the vehicle were released.

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