by: Donald Cyphers Investigative reporter
Syndicated by: Montana News
Billings man Martin Dale Boos Jr. was arrested and charged with Criminal Possession of Dangerous Drugs and Drug Paraphernalia.
According to court hearing, Billings Police Officer Beechie was observing the address of 2120 Concord Ave as this address is a well known address to local law enforcement as being a drug house with drug activity and a storage area for stolen vehicles.
Officer Beechie observed a Tahoe parked in the driveway. Officer Beechie ran a records check to see of the Tahoe was stolen. The vehicle was not stolen but the registration was expired. Officer Beechie then left the area.
Later that same morning Officer Beechie observed that very same vehicle driving westbound on Monad road.
The registration was still expired.
Due to the expired registration and that the vehicle was observed parked at a known Drug house, Officer Beechie decided to initiated a traffic stop to check on who the driver was of that vehicle.
A few minutes later, Martin Dale Boos Jr. was issued a citation for having an expired registration.
Officer Beechie asked why the vehicle was parked at 2120 concord ave which is a known Drug house in Billings earlier that day.
Officer Beechie told Boos Jr. that because that home on 2120 Concord Ave was known to be a big Billings drug house and a place for other illegal activities, Officer Beechie was suspicious that Boos Jr. himself was in possession of drugs.
Officer Beechie requested and received permission in writing from Boos Jr. to search the vehicle (Tahoe) and Beechie located a sun-glass case which contained several baggies with METH rock, a glass “locker” and a cut straw along with several Q tips.
Once at the Detention Center Officer Beechie weighed the drugs which measured as 1.8 grams and field tested positive for METH.
The Deputy County Attorney that is handling this case is Sarah L. Hyde case numberCR2018-226 and police file#18-04651