At around 3:15 a.m. on Wednesday, an employee at the Magic Diamond Casino in the 2200 block of Brooks Street called 911 and reported that she had suspicions that someone was dealing dangerous drugs. A Missoula Police officer arrived and observed three individuals, two females and a male, exit the casino. Police Public Information Officer Travis Welsh explains.
“The officer recognized that they matched the description given by the employee inside and stopped to speak with them,” Welsh said. “They were identified as 36-year-old Thomas Converse, 37-year-old Kathryn Reddick, and 29-year-old Brittney Brauer. While they were speaking, the officer observed Mr. Converse throw an item in a garbage can adjacent to them, which was later determined to be a baggie of methamphetamine.”
Converse was determined to be under supervision of Probation & Parole, and was taken into custody. Reddick advised that she was on felony probation and Brauer stated that she had small traffic warrant.
“The officer also observed Reddick pass something to Brauer that was also later determined to be methamphetamine,” Welsh said. “At the end of the investigation, all three were placed under arrest for felony offenses.”
A Probation & Parole officer requested Reddick’s person, bag, and vehicle be searched. Before the