Written by Wolf Point Herald
Bernard Miera, a man arrested just outside of Poplar following a traffic stop, now faces three more charges in addition to his original charge of criminal possession of dangerous drugs.
Miera previously pled not guilty to the criminal possession of dangerous drug charge, and pled not guilty at his most recent hearing on Aug. 29 in the Montana 15th Judicial District Court to charges of misdemeanor driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs, misdemeanor criminal possession of drug paraphernalia, and speeding.
Court documents said Miera was pulled over for exceeding the speed limit while heading westbound outside of Poplar on Feb. 11.
Montana Highway Patrol Officer Trooper Bernard believed Miera was under the influence of some type of narcotic because he had shaky hands and dilated pupils, among other physical symptoms.
The report said Miera admitted he smoked marijuana earlier and agreed to provide police with a blood sample. Miera was arrested for driving under the influence of drugs, and police also found what appeared to be a small amount of hashish oil in his possession after a routine pat-down.
Miera’s blood test confirmed he had THC in his bloodstream, and the Montana Crime Lab later confirmed the substance in Miera’s possession was in fact hashish oil.
Miera has a tentative trial date of Nov. 12.