The Butte-Silver Bow Sheriff's Department says they received information from the U.S. Marshal?s Service that Dan Nichols was going to be in Butte.
According to Butte-Silver Bow Sheriff John Walsh, the U.S. Marshals Service had been talking with Nichols.
Nichols told the U.S. Marshals Service he wanted to turn himself in and that he would be in Butte Tuesday at approximately 2 p.m. to 3 p.m.
Nichols is wanted on federal drug charges for allegedly helping run a $1.7 million drug ring.
Sheriff Walsh said law enforcement was told the location when Nichols was ready to turn himself in.
Officers stopped Nichols vehicle in the Wal-Mart parking lot on Harrison Ave. around 2:30 p.m.
Officers made a felony stop on Nichols, because he was suspected to be armed and dangerous according to information provided by the U.S. Marshals Service.
Nichols was then arrested without incident.
"We do a felony stop on the vehicle, because we were told there might be weapons in the vehicle, he might be armed and dangerous, but the fact was it was no incident involved. Our officers got him out of the vehicle, got him arrested, and we did not find a weapon on him," Walsh said.
Nichols will have his initial appearance Wednesday in Butte.
He is being held without bond.
The U.S. Marshals Service will be in Butte on Wednesday to take custody of Nichols.
Dan and his father Don Nichols received the nickname ?Mountain Men? after they kidnapped world class athlete Kari Swenson outside Big Sky in 1984.
The state parole board unanimously voted to not grant Don Nichols parole back in April.