Police Make Drug Bust at Oak Creek Hotel
Officers found nearly 300 grams of marijuana in a room at Days Inn.
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.