Loud Motel Party Lands Six In Jail On Drug Charges; Juvenile Was In Room

JASPER (NNDC) – A loud and disruptive party a Jasper motel Friday night ended with six people going to jail and a juvenile in the room with the six going to the Dubois County Juvenile Probation Department.

An employee of the EconoLodge Motel on Indiana Street called police at about 9pm says a group of individuals were being loud, disruptive and smoking while in a room with a guest. Police were called after the non-registered guests were asked to leave

Jasper police say several people were reported to have been coming to and from the room since it was rented. JPD also received information that people had left the room through its window with backpacks. People were also reported acting suspicious in and around the room.

JPD also says police received a tip of possible large quantities of drugs in the room and that drugs were being sold.

JPD says police officers and deputies with the Dubois County Sheriff’s Department found seven poeple in the room with drugs in plain site.

Police report a brief struggle ensued between two of those in the room and with the officers.

Police were able to obtain a search warrant, and after doing so, found 21 grams of synthetic marijuana bagged in small quantities, $160 in cash, drug paraphernalia along with a small amount of methamphetamine.

Police say scales, rolling paper and numerous miscellaneous drug-related items were also discovered.

All six adults were taken into custody charged with Level 6 felony counts of possession of methamphetamine and criminal trespass along with misdemeanor counts of dealing marijuana, possession of marijuana, possession of paraphernalia and visiting a common nuisance.

Taken into custody were 27-year old Tina Best of Velpen, 18-year old Caleb Dubon of Huntingburg, 19-year old Cassandra Mattingly of Huntingburg, 20-year old Jareth Weeks of Velpen, 33-year old Derek J. Wigodinski of St. Anthony and 19-year old Rodrick Williams of Iowa.

Police say the juvenile in the room was referred to a juvenile probation officer.

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