Anaconda animal control officer charged with smoking meth while on duty

Posted at 3:32 PM, Jan 26, 2017
and last updated 2017-01-26 16:32:04-05

An animal control officer in Anaconda has been charged after allegedly doing drugs while on duty last week.

Anaconda police report that the Braden Lawrence Blodnick, 37 years old, was arrested Monday for allegedly smoking methamphetamine last week while on duty in a county-owned vehicle.

Police installed a hidden camera in the vehicle after informants told them that Blodnick had been selling meth while on duty.

Police Chief Tim Barkell said the video allegedly showed Blodnick smoking meth and shooting a pellet gun from the window of the vehicle.

Blodnick is being held on $30,000 bond.