Meth bust

Oroville man busted in hotel parking lot

An Oroville man was arrested on Sunday (Jan. 27) and charged with transportation and possession for sale of methamphetamine after he was found in possession of 3.5 grams of meth, narcotic pills and $1,600.

Jeremy Lee William Appleyard, 37, was confronted by police involved in a meth-sales investigation in downtown Oroville in the parking lot of a Montgomery Street motel. As Appleyard is currently on parole for vehicle theft, officers conducted a search and allegedly discovered the contraband at around 1 p.m.

Detectives from the Butte Interagency Narcotics Task Force responded to the scene and to Appleyard’s residence, where more drugs were found.