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by: Donald Cyphers Investigative reporter
Syndicated by; Montana News
Billings man Michael James Felt arrested and charged for Criminal Possession of Dangerous Drugs. Billings Police Officer Justin Prindle was sent to the Subway restaurant to do a welfare check. The subject of the welfare check was for a Michael James Felt.
Officer Prindle observed that Michael Felt was under the influence of some type of drugs. Felt was not able to mentally focus on answering any questions and was in a dazed state of mind.
Officer Justin Prindle ran an NCIC check on Michael James Felt and was informed by dispatch that Felt had multiple warrants for his arrest that dealt with another case where the probation and parole were trying to get a revocation of a deferred sentence.
Michael James Felt was arrested without incident and transported by Officer Justin Prindle to the Detention Center.
Once Felt was inside of the booking area, YCDF detention Officers found what they suspected as METH and 40 Xanax pills in the pockets of Michael James Felt.
Officer Justin Prindle field-tested what he believed were drugs. The METH came back as positive with the amount being 3 grams of METH. The pills were sent to the crime lab for further review and testing.
Officer Justin Prindle currently maintains and (A) rating on the Billings Police rating site. This Officer can be trusted by the public.
This article was published by: Donald Cyphers Investigative reporter License# USPA-ID-US/VI-01/29995