Friday, January 17, 2014

Two Subjects Arrested on Drug Charges

Arrested:  Pyke, Robert A.; 42 year of age male, Kennewick resident
Charges:  Possession of a controlled substance (methamphetamine), KPD warrants for Domestic Violence and Probation Violation

Arrested:  Bertram, Bellamy M.; 29 year of age female, Richland resident
Charge:  Possession of a controlled substance (methamphetamine)

On January 16, 2014 at approximately 10:45 AM, Richland and Kennewick PD officers were in the area of the Motel 6 (1751 Fowler) investigating a stolen vehicle.  They obtained information that Robert Pyke was in room 116.  Pyke had active warrants for his arrest.  After subjects were taken into custody for the stolen vehicle, officers went to room 116 and knocked on the door.  Bellamy answered and Pyke was sitting on the bed.  The officers told Pyke that he had warrants for his arrest.  As he was standing up, Pyke dropped two baggies of suspected methamphetamine that had been in his pocket.  Pyke was taken into custody. 

A search warrant was served on the room.  Officers found additional methamphetamine, a kit containing needles, spoons and baggies with a small amount of heroin inside, a digital scale and a scraper.  Bellamy was linked to the drugs and was also arrested.
The Benton County Prosecutor’s Office authorized a 72 hour hold for each individual on the above listed charges.  In addition, charges for felony Violation of a Court Order are being reviewed for Pyke by the Prosecutor.  They were booked into the Benton County jail without further incident.