By: Donald Cyphers Investigative reporter
Syndicated by: Montana News
Billings man Marcus Amadeus Huston was charged and arrested for Criminal Possession of dangerous drugs and possession of paraphernalia.
According to a court hearing, on July 11, 2017 Billings police officer Ihde was traveling Eastbound on Grand Ave near 17th street West of Billings.
Officer Ihde observed a Ford Mustang yellow in color, with its tail lights tinted that was traveling in front of his patrol car that he was driving.
Officer Ihde has had previous contact with this individual who was driving the car. So based on Officer Ihde’s experience he knew that the driver was Greg Nicholas Letz and that Letz did not have a valid driver’s license and that the vehicle’s registration was expired.
Letz had an outstanding warrant for his arrest, so Officer Ihde arrested Letz and placed Letz in the back of his patrol car.
Officer Ihde then returned to the Ford Mustang and saw that their were several bags and a purse in the rear seat behind the driver. Letz having been investigated in the past for being a drug user, and possession of both drugs and paraphernalia Officer Ihde searched Letz’s vehicle. Letz declined to allow Officer Ihde to search his vehicle.
Officer Ihde then applied for a warrant to search the vehicle. The warrant was signed by Greg Todd. Billings Police Officer Richard Gilmore and then search the vehicle on July 12 at 3:00 in the afternoon.
1.1 grams of marijuana was found in a purse and a glass pipe that had white residue on it and several different forms of identification.
(2) Torches were discovered near the center console and a plastic baggie with a white powder in the baggie that tested positive for Meth in the field test.
A set of digital scales was also located in the car. Two glass pipes were discovered. The case is being prosecuted by Deputy County Attorney Jacob Yerger.