A Missoula man is jail after officers arrested him for having drugs and and trying to run away when they went to check on him.

Missoula County Sheriff's Captain Brad Giffin said deputies went to 24-year-old John William Wheeler's home on River Road Monday morning to do a welfare check.

When they found Wheeler officers say he had a gun in his possession, threw it on the ground and ran outside.

Giffin said officers were able to detain Wheeler, he was taken to jail and charged with felony criminal possession of dangerous drugs, criminal possession of drug paraphernalia and obstructing a peace officer.