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Meth, heroin while on parole

Two Butte residents were arrested Wednesday for allegedly having various dangerous drugs in their residence.

According to police, officers went to a home in the 300 block of West Broadway Street around noon on Wednesday to assist probation and parole officers in arresting Shelby Coughlin, 26, and Alan Cox, 21.

Parole officers had located suspected meth, heroin and several different narcotics in various containers in the Broadway residence, police said.

Coughlin reportedly had suspected heroin, the bottle of narcotics, and a pen tube with suspected meth residue in it. Cox reportedly had a container of suspected meth in his possession.

Coughlin was cited for three felony counts of possession of dangerous drugs, misdemeanor possession of paraphernalia and felony parole violation. Cox was cited for felony possession of dangerous drugs and parole violation.

Both were arrested and transported to the county jail.

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Assaulting a woman

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A 23-year-old Butte man was arrested near the Mount Moriah Cemetery on South Montana Street Wednesday morning on a partner or family member assault warrant.

Police were informed that Richard Matule was in the cemetery around 10 a.m. and that he was wanted on the warrant, which stemmed from an assault reported on May 14.

According to that report, Matule allegedly kicked and hit a 19-year-old woman at a residence in the 1600 block of Elm Street.

Police said the woman reportedly had bruising to her arms and her leg and received treatment at St. James Healthcare after the assault occurred.

Officers located Matule on Wednesday in the cemetery area and arrested him on the misdemeanor warrant.

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