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.