Detectives find pound of meth in Olympia apartment

Staff writerDecember 6, 2013 

Thurston County narcotics detectives found a pound of methamphetamine hidden behind a toilet in an apartment in the 500 block of Lilly Road Thursday morning.

Thurston County Narcotics Task Force detectives arrested two brothers after serving the search warrant at the residence in the Abbey Lane Apartments

Jesus Beltran, 26, was ordered held at the Thurston County Jail Friday after a judge found probable cause to support accusations of five counts of unlawful delivery of methamphetamine and one count of possession of a controlled substance with intent to deliver.

Arturo Beltran, 39, was ordered held at the Thurston County Jail Friday after a judge found probable cause to support an accusation of one count of possession of methamphetamine with intent to deliver.

Thurston County Superior Court Judge James Dixon set both men's bail at $40,000, citing the large amount of methamphetamine that was found at the home.

"The quantity at issue is of great concern to the court," Dixon said.

Narcotics detectives sought and were granted a search warrant for the residence after a confidential informant purchased methamphetamine from Jesus Beltran five times during a narcotics investigation that started in October, court papers state.

According to court papers:

Arturo Beltran and a woman were inside the residence when detectives served the search warrant Thursday morning. The woman was not arrested or charged with a crime.

Jesus Beltran drove up the residence in a pickup truck while detectives were at the apartment. Detectives placed him under arrest. Jesus Beltran denied ever selling any narcotics and said he "had no idea" who the methamphetamine found in the apartment belonged to.

Arturo Beltran was on state Department of Corrections supervision at the time of his arrest Thursday.

 

 

 

Jeremy Pawloski: 360-754-5445 jpawloski@theolympian.com

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