Tuesday, February 22, 2011
Police Say Motel Rooms Being Used To Deal Drugs
Cookeville police say they are investigating at least two instances in recent days in which motel rooms were being used by people who were looking to sell drugs. One of those cases involved the Days Inn Motel, where officers claim they received a tip about potential drug activity. They allege that they found marijuana and crack cocaine in a room occupied by 28-year-old Gerod Donett Wright of Knoxville. But they say Wright had not rented the room, and claimed that the drugs did not belong to him. He was issued a citation for possessing marijuana. Meanwhile, at the Park Place Inn, police say they found 30-year-old Nicholas Brandon Childress in a room which contained cocaine and crack cocaine. They also allege that Childress had more than $300 in cash and a cell phone containing "text messages from people looking to purchase drugs."