Woman With Outstanding Warrants Allegedly Sold Meth in Missoula
On Monday, a Missoula Sheriff’s Deputy was dispatched to a report of a female, later identified as 22-year-old Alexia Pierre, who was believed to be under the influence of drugs in the 2600 block of South Avenue West. The deputy located Pierre in passenger seat of a vehicle that was parked outside. The driver expressed that Pierre’s behavior was odd and that she wanted Pierre out of her vehicle.
The deputy made contact with Pierre who was talking at a fast pace, mumbling most of her phrases, and was difficult to understand. During the investigation, the deputy learned that Pierre had two active arrest warrants out of Lake County, Montana. The warrants had a total bond amount of $70,000 for failures to appear in two cases with felony drug possession charges.
The deputy placed Pierre under arrest and located a baggie of methamphetamine, and a small silver scale. Pierre admitted that the substance was “drugs” and admitted to smoking methamphetamine earlier in the day.
The Deputy transported Pierre to the Missoula County Jail, where an inventory search was conducted of her belongings. The jail located approximately 25.1 grams of methamphetamine in several different baggies and $427 in cash.
Pierre appeared in Missoula Justice Court Wednesday afternoon and Deputy County Attorney Carrie Garber provided the following statement.
“While at large, the stat alleges that she has been down here in Missoula distributing methamphetamine,” Garber said. “She was located in possession of multiple bags of methamphetamine, one of them in excess of 15 grams. Given that she obviously has not been in compliance whatsoever with the conditions that would have been placed on her up in Lake County, we are going to request that bond in the amount of $50,000 be required, that she be placed on pretrial supervision and released only to them if she is able to post that $50,000 bond.”
Judge Alex Beal presided over the case and he set bond in the amount of $25,000. Pierre was charged with felony criminal possession with intent to distribute and felony unlawful use or possession of property subject to criminal forfeiture.