A Helena man was arrested for alleged possession of methamphetamine, a felony, and possession of dangerous drug paraphernalia.

Melvin Thomas Brown, 27, was taken into custody on Thursday at a casino in Helena, according to court documents. Brown was detained and claimed his name was “Thomas” until a police officer told Brown he knew who he was, according to the affidavit.

Brown’s car was found and a K9 unit alerted officers to the scent of a prohibited substance, according to court documents.

The officer allegedly found a pack of hypodermic syringes and one syringe filled with what later tested positive for methamphetamine, according to court documents.

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