A report Monday morning of the presence in a Butte motel of a man in violation of conditions of parole led ultimately to two arrests on drug charges and discovery of drugs police tentatively identified as methamphetamine and heroin.
Police responded around 11:40 a.m. Monday to the Quality Inn on Cornell Avenue after hearing that Anthony Beltran, 43, a man wanted for parole violations out of Missoula, was at the motel. A female answered the door when police arrived at the room and officers spotted drug-related paraphernalia inside, police said.
The woman, Bree Pendley, 37, of Cypress, Calif., consented to a room search, police said, and officers discovered substances believed to be methamphetamine and heroin.
Beltran was not in the room. But police said they observed a vehicle pull into the lot of the Quality Inn and then proceed to the nearby Days Inn, where Beltran was arrested and where he told police he was living.
Beltran is charged with three felonies: possession of dangerous drugs with intent to sell, felony use of property subject to forfeiture (cash); and, being out of his parole jurisdiction. He was charged also with misdemeanor possession of drug paraphernalia.
Pendley faces two felony charges of possession of dangerous drugs and a misdemeanor charge of possession of drug paraphernalia.
Both remained jailed in Butte Tuesday morning.