Police seize $16,000 worth of meth at TownePlace Suites

tstevens@ledger-enquirer.comJune 24, 2013 

A woman faced charges of possession of methamphetamine with intent to distribute during a Recorder's Court hearing Monday after she was arrested Sunday at TownePlace Suites.

Jasmine Marrero, 24, faced charges of possession of meth with intent to distribute and possession of drug related objects during a 9 a.m. Recorder's Court hearing.

She has additionally been charged with driving while license is suspended or revoked, failure to give signal, no proof of insure and no state tag. Those charges were not addressed during Monday's hearing.

An officer told the court that Marrero was investigated as part of a Special Operations Unit investigation. Police apprehended Marrero at TownePlace Suites, located at 4534 Armour Road. The arrest was part of an ongoing investigation.

At TownePlace Suites, police discovered that she had signed a Fourth Amendment waiver, and proceeded to search her hotel room.

Marrero was found inside with several other people. Investigators immediately noticed meth on the carpet and tucked in Marrero's waistband.

During the search of the hotel room, police found two digital scales and about 16 collective grams of meth, which were gathered from a spray bottle, the carpet and Marrero's clothes. The meth is valued at $16,000.

Almost $4,000 in cash were also found during the search. Some of the money was found under one of the mattresses; the rest was found in Marrero's bra when a female officer searched her.

The officer told the court that when police began searching the room Marrero claimed possession of all drug related objects, money and meth.

Judge Michael Joyner set Marrero's bond at $25,500. Her case has been forwarded to the Muscogee County Superior Court.

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