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(AP-BILLINGS) A Glendive police officer facing a drunken driving charge has had a drug charge against him dropped after he was able to produce a valid prescription.

Michael Louis Briggs, 48, was charged with criminal possession of dangerous drugs after Yellowstone County jail offers found hydrocodone in his possession. The charge was dismissed Tuesday after he produced a valid prescription.

Charging documents say Billings police officers had responded Jan. 8 to reports of a someone driving erratically.

Officers say they tracked down Briggs, who reportedly appeared disoriented and had slurred speech.

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Briggs refused to take field sobriety tests and was taken to the county jail.

Glendive Mayor Jerry Jimison says Briggs resigned as a police officer earlier this week. He was hired in April 2014.