Billings woman Mikayla Eileen Nelson, arrested and charged for Criminal Possession of dangerous drugs and drug paraphernalia.
According to a court hearing, on June 29 2017 at about 2:15 p.m. Billings Police officer Brandon Ihde was traveling on Orchard lane when he observed a vehicle traveling at a high rate of speed When Officer Ihde pointed his radar at the vehicle, the radar indicated that the vehicle’s speed was 37 miles per hour in a posted 25 mile per hour speed zone.
So for accuracy, the vehicle was not traveling at a “high rate of speed” and 37 miles per hour is not considered a “high rate of speed” as Yellowstone County Deputy prosecutor alleges in court.
In fact Nelson was traveling faster than the posted speed limit, but should not be considered a high rate of speed.
Back to the factual summary of this crime story. Officer Brandon Ihde initiated a traffic stop and as he was trying to pull over the vehicle the vehicle appeared to be making maneuvers as if to avoid the Officer.
Nelson indicated to Officer Ihde that she was headed home. Later in her did admit that she as trying to avoid a ticket for speeding. was unable to find her insurance and her registration at the time that Officer Ihde requested to have those documents.
Based on NCIC information that Officer Ihde had knowledge of regarding Nelson, Officer Ihde requested to search the vehicle as Nelson has a history of being a drug user of Heroin in the past.
During the search Officer Ihde fond several straws and a spoon. Officer Ihde located a piece of tinfoil that was underneath a frozen drink in the cup holder of the vehicle. Once Officer Ihde investigated what was in the wrapped tin foil, he noticed that burned oxidation lines in the tin foil and that the tin foil was probably used for inhalation of Herion.
During further questioning by Officer Ihde, Nelson stated that she had an opiate problem and that she would test positive for oxycodone and heroin in her system. Nelson was detained without further incident and transported to the Yellowstone County jail.