By Ryan Lewallen, County 17
Three individuals were arrested for drug use and possession after police reportedly found methamphetamine and marijuana at a local motel Sunday morning, according to Corporal Dan Stroup with the Gillette Police Department (GPD).
Police reportedly found the drugs while investigating a call to the Super 8 Motel March 28, where motel staff reported that some of their guests were acting strange.
Stroup stated the motel staff requested that police deploy a GPD K9 inside the motel around 10:30 a.m. and the K9 indicated on a door to a room occupied by a 40-year-old female, a 29-year-old female and a 33-year-old male.
Upon further investigation, police also located a 44-year-old male hiding in the bathtub behind a shower curtain, according to Stroup.
Police sought and were granted a search warrant. In the room, police allegedly found a combined total of 2.1 grams of suspected methamphetamine.
The K9 was also deployed in the parking lot, Stroup noted, and gave a positive indication on a 2007 Jeep, belonging to the 33-year-old male. Inside the jeep, police reportedly located one gram of suspected marijuana.
The 29-year-old female and the 44-year-old male were both arrested for possession of meth. The 44-year-old male was also charged with using meth and interference, Stroup said.
The 33-year-old male was arrested for possession of marijuana.