A 29-year-old Helena woman is facing a felony drug charge after her probation officer found drug paraphernalia and a small amount of methamphetamine during a routine search of her residence on the 2400 block of Broadway on Jan. 28.
A Helena police officer was dispatched to the residence of Tiffany Fauque, who was already placed under arrest by the probation officer. The probation officer said he found various items, including a pipe, bong, torch, empty syringe and a residue-covered spoon in Fauque's dresser drawers and makeup bags, according to the arresting officer's affidavit. The probation officer also alleges Fauque was in possession of two small plastic bags, one empty, one containing a "very small amount of crystal-like powder, which tested presumptive positive for methamphetamine," the affidavit states.
Fauque told law enforcement the items did not belong to her.
She was arrested and booked into Lewis and Clark County Detention Center. Fauque has been charged with one felony count of criminal possession of dangerous drugs and a misdemeanor count of criminal possession of drug paraphernalia.
All charged are presumed innocent until proven guilty.