Just before 9:00 p.m. on Tuesday, Missoula police officers were called to assist probation and parole officers at a residence in the 100 block of North Johnson Street. Police Public Information Officer Travis Welsh explains.

“When they arrived, they made contact with probation officers who had two males in custody,” Welsh said. “One was identified as 24-year-old Jamarrious Anderson and the other as 20-year-old Davonte Clark-Gardiner. The probation officers said they conducted a home visit on two clients where they discovered drug activity. Both males were taken into custody for a probation violation.”

According to court documents, Anderson’s five-month-old child was also in the residence. Officers observed numerous pieces of drug paraphernalia in plain view, including hypodermic needles, small ziplock baggies which contained methamphetamine, tin foil with burn residue, two digital scales, and several pipes used for ingesting drugs.

Officers also found paraphernalia in close proximity to two milk bottles and a baby bottle dryer. Officers found a digital scale that had a thin layer of meth on it and small ziplock baggies containing meth within inches of the bottles. The items were in close enough proximity that small amounts of powder could be easily transferred from the counter onto and into the child’s bottle. As a result, Anderson is being charged with felony endangering the welfare of a child, felony criminal possession of dangerous drugs, and criminal possession of drug paraphernalia. According to the probation officer, Anderson's infant child is commonly in his care and is commonly at the home. Clark-Gardiner is currently being held for a felony probation violation.