By: Donald Cyphers
Syndicated by: Montana News
Billings man Michael Scott Tylor was arrested and charged with Criminal Possession of Dangerous Drugs, Drug Paraphernalia, No Insurance and Expired Registration.
Billings Police Officer Adams was patrolling Grand Ave when he spotted a Toyota Corolla with a temp ta AAHQ8442 which actually belonged to a Saturn SL that was parked at the Holiday gas station on 745 Grand Ave.
Billings Police Officer Adams commenced a traffic stop and observed that there were 3 people in the vehicle.
Two of the passengers were identified as Kelsey Charmayne Smith and Landen Richard Topel. Immediately Billings Office Adams observed a leather dog collar that was being used as a strap around Landen Topel’s left arm just above the elbow. Landen Topel, also had multiple drug track marks on both of his arms.
Topel had just shot up Meth before the Officer had pulled the car he was riding in over during the traffic stop. Landen admitted to the Officer that his drug of choice was Opiates and he uses intravenously.
About that time, Billings Police Officer Stovall arrived on the scene.
The Billings dispatch started communicating with Officer Adams and informed him that one of the passengers, Kelsey Charmayne Smith, had a felony and a misdemeanor warrant out for her arrest for drugs. Dispatch then alerted Officer Adams that Michael Scott Tylor had a felony contempt warrant out for his arrest and that he was on supervision with the State Probation & Parole.
As Officer Stovall and Officer Adams were trying to arrest Landen Landen admitted to the Officers that he was in possession of a loaded syringe with Meth in it. When the Officers search his effects they did find he had a syringe loaded with Meth. Officers also search Landen’s groin area and found a Snus can and a syringe cap. Inside the Snus can was a red straw and a baggie containing .4 grams of Meth.
By this time Billings Police Officer Lt Mayo and Billings Officer Bishop arrived on the scene to assist Officer Stovall and Officer Adams. Officer Adams called Probation Officer Mary Aggers and she requested the officers search the vehicle.
Billings Police were able to ascertain that the two purses in the vehicle belonged to Kelsey and Kelsey gave permission for the officers to search the purses. In the Tan purse 3 spoons, 11 syringes, 3 baggies and 3 Q-tips were located.
Back to the vehicle that Landen was driving. Officer located in their search of that vehicle 8 spoons with white residue on them, 5 baggies with white residue in side of the baggies, and on baggie containing .3 grams of Meth. Another baggie appeared to have crushed pills in it weighing 4.3 grams and Officers located 4 syringe caps.
All three individuals were taken to the Yellowstone County Detention Center without incident.