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Contempt becomes drug arrest

Police say they arrested two individuals on criminal contempt warrants early Friday morning and discovered drugs and drug paraphernalia on one of the arrestees, resulting in additional charges.

Officers on a routine patrol of a gas station and casino on the 1300 block of Harrison Avenue observed Robert Campbell, 40, of Butte and Natasha Morgan, 28, of Butte sitting in the gaming area. Both were known to have warrants for their arrest and were taken into custody, police said.

During the booking process at the Butte jail, a search showed that Morgan was allegedly in possession of a metal case containing two syringes, a small bag containing possible heroin, another bag containing a meth-like substance, and a third bag containing cotton swabs and a brown residue.

In addition to being issued three citations of criminal contempt, Morgan was also cited with drug possession with intent to sell and possession of dangerous drugs, both felonies, and a misdemeanor charge of possession of drug paraphernalia.

Protective order violation

Police responded to the 1900 block of Continental Drive Thursday evening after a man phoned police to report that a woman was violating a protection order he had filed against her.

According to the complainant, police said, the woman had shown up at his residence and was yelling profanities at him and a friend. Police arrived around 6 p.m., whereupon they arrested Nancy Lou Roth, 59, of Butte.

Criminal contempt

Around midnight Thursday, police apprehended Trisha May Heick, 28, of Butte who was wanted on two criminal contempt warrants totaling $2,000.

According to police, officers spotted the 28-year-old’s car parked at Iowa and Second. When they approached the vehicle, police said, Heick was hiding under a blanket in the driver’s seat.

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