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Police Make Drug Bust at Oak Creek Hotel

Officers found nearly 300 grams of marijuana in a room at Days Inn.

Police Make Drug Bust at Oak Creek Hotel
A police canine sniffed out a large amount of marijuana in a Oak Creek hotel room, leading to a felony charge for an Ohio man. 

Police found 286 grams of marijuana in a Days Inn hotel room occupied by Austin Covault, 19, according to a criminal complaint. He has been charged with possession of marijuana with intent to deliver.

If convicted, he faces up to six years in prison and a $10,000 fine.

According to the complaint:

An officer detected the smell of marijuana inside the hotel about 7:55 p.m. Aug. 9, but could not pinpoint the room from which it came. 

After a police canine indicated on Covault's room, the 19-year-old opened the door, only to slam it on the officer's hand.

That led to a struggle between the officer and Covault in the hallway, before another officer arrived and helped detain Covault. 

A search of the hotel room turned up two large bags of marijuana and handwritten notes that appeared to be a drug ledger. 

According to online court records, a bench warrant was issued for Covault after he failed to show for a Sept. 4 court appearance. 

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