Stephen Leo Sneeringer

Stephen Leo Sneeringer appears via video Tuesday in Gallatin County Justice Court.

Bail was set at $150,000 Tuesday for a man Billings accused of possessing large amounts of meth and heroin.

Stephen Leo Sneeringer, 44, is charged with two counts of felony criminal possession of dangerous drugs. He appeared in Gallatin County Justice Court before Judge Bryan Adams.

On Tuesday around 1:30 a.m., an officer patrolling the Walmart parking lot in Bozeman came across Sneeringer’s car. The officer said in charging documents that he was aware that Sneeringer may have absconded from his probation out of Billings.

Sneeringer started to drive through the parking lot and slowed when he saw the officer behind him, police said. The officer then stopped Sneeringer and detained him.

Police said in charging documents that Sneeringer had 82.3 grams of meth in three separate baggies in his car’s trunk. Police said they also found 17.2 grams of heroin in his car.

The Montana Department of Justice’s website shows that Sneeringer was most recently convicted of criminal possession of dangerous drugs and use or possession of property subject to criminal forfeiture, both felonies, in Silver Bow County. In March 2018, he was sentenced to a five-year commitment to the Montana Department of Corrections for the charges.

Sneeringer was convicted of criminal possession of precursors to dangerous drugs in Flathead County in 2015, according to the justice department’s website. He was also convicted of felony criminal possession of dangerous drugs in Lake County that same year.

Freddy Monares can be reached at fmonares@dailychronicle.com or at 406-582-2630.

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