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Montana man arrested for felony possession of methamphetamine and two counts of misdemeanor possession of paraphernalia.

On September 9, 2023, Idaho County Deputies were on patrol on Highway 12 in the Powell area. In the morning, deputies were on foot patrol in the parking lot of Warm Springs, and K9 Nation performed an open-air sniff on several vehicles, alerting on a red Toyota Tacoma. The vehicle was unoccupied. Later that same day, while again on foot patrol in the same parking lot with her handler, K9 Nation alerted on the same vehicle. There was no one around. At approximately 3:45 PM, the Toyota was located at a campsite at the Wendover Campground, and Deputies contacted the owner of the vehicle. A third open-air sniff was performed by K9 Mic, again alerting on the vehicle. A search of the vehicle produced multiple items of paraphernalia and methamphetamine, which were all seized. Shawn Baskins, age 52, of Libby, Montana was arrested for felony possession of methamphetamine and two counts of misdemeanor possession of paraphernalia.

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