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Great Falls man on drug charges arrested after Ronan traffic stop

Posted at 2:32 PM, Jun 11, 2018
and last updated 2018-06-11 16:32:25-04

RONAN – A routine traffic stop in the Mission Valley over the weekend ended with a Great Falls man behind bars facing drug charges.

Ronan police officer Brandon Smith and his K9 partner Sandor stopped a vehicle on U.S. Highway 93 North near Terrace Lake Road on Saturday morning for a moving violation.

Ronan police said the driver was taken into custody and a search revealed methamphetamine in his pocket. A search of the vehicle resulted in the seizure of heroin, methamphetamine, and marijuana as well as drug paraphernalia.

Authorities say the approximate street value of the drugs is $5,000.

The driver, who has only been identified as a Great Falls resident, was arrested and booked into the Lake County Detention Center on multiple felony charges.