Billings Man Jimmy Lee Romero was arrested and charged with one count of Possession of dangerous drugs, one count of possession of drug paraphernalia, one count of fleeing /eluding law enforcement and driving under a suspended or revoked license.
On Oct 30, 2016 Billings Police Officer Cache Anderson, was patrolling his beat when he noticed that a man who was driving a vehicle had a suspended license. Officer Cache Anderson knew of this individual because he has had prior run-in with Jimmy Lee Romero.
Officer Anderson turned his car around and tried to get behind the vehicle, but the vehicle that was being driven by Jimmy Lee Romero quickly turned down an alley. Officer Anderson followed the vehicle down the alley.
Other Billings Police Officers soon assisted with the chase of Jimmy Lee Romero. A short time later, Jimmy Romero ditched the vehicle and Officers found the vehicle on South 33rd and 5th Ave.
Officers were searching the vehicle, when Billings Police Officer Tanis observed a man that matched the description of Jimmy Lee Romero crossing the street. Officer Tanis apprehended Romero at this time.
Sergeant Hart arrived on the scene and discovered a cigarette pack that had clear plastic baggies with whit residue inside of the baggies. A loker pipe was also found. Loker pipes are commonly used to smoke Meth.
Once all this was logged into evidence and photos were taken Officers then requested to search Romero’s vehicle. Romero told the officers that this was not his vehicle and that they did not have permission to search the vehicle. Finally Romero did give permission for the Officers to search his car but no items of interest were found during that search.
Billings Police Officer Foster field tested the loker and the results were that it was positive for Meth.