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Four arrested for dugs in hotel after police receive tip

COVINGTON — After receiving a tip that there was potential drug activity in a local hotel, Covington police confiscated methamphetamine and arrested four people.

A concerned citizen tipped off police that several people were in a local hotel doing drugs. In response, Covington Police Department Officers Brandon Wilkerson and Demetri Myers went to America’s Best Value located at 10101 Alcovy Road just before 9 p.m. Saturday.

When officers arrived, they spoke with Anthony Potts, the man who had rented the room. Potts reportedly said that the three other people there had just come to visit, and he gave Wilkerson consent to search the room.

One of the other men in the room, later identified as Travis Taylor, then became agitated, according to the report.

“Travis Taylor was prancing back and forth and started speaking non-stop,” the officer stated. “I could tell that his pupils were extremely dilated and appeared to be under the influence of some type of drug.”

While Potts sat down on a couch and the other three people stood in the doorway with Officer Myers, Wilkerson began to search the hotel room.

Inside the bathroom, Wilkerson found a pen casing in the sink that appeared to have drug residue inside it. He also found a rolled up plastic bag with white powder in it thrown in the trash can, the incident report states.

The officer held up the items and asked who they belonged to.

“All four subjects began to yell and scream, saying that it was not theirs and that they don’t know who it belongs to,” the incident report states.”Travis Taylor began to swell his body up, taking deep breaths and balling his fist up while screaming, ‘I am about to do it. I am about to do it.’”

The officers then told the four people to sit on the bed while they searched the rest of the room. They reported finding digital scales, pipes with drug residue, clear bags of suspected methamphetamine, a large bag of crystalized methamphetamine, a black pencil torch, and other items.

Again, the officer asked who did the items belong to.

“All four subjects began to yell and scream, becoming very hostile and continuously said that it was not theirs,” the incident report states. “Each person began trying to get another to take responsibility of the items.”

All four were then placed under arrest and charged as follows:

• Anthony Potts, 47, of 22-B Ivy St., Porterdale, was charged with possession of methamphetamine, possession of drug paraphernalia and giving false information;

• Travis Taylor, 24, of 4134 Odum St., Covington, was charged with possession of methamphetamine and possession of drug paraphernalia;

• Marissa Taylor, 19, of 1448 Pine Log Road, Apt. B, Conyers, was charged with possession of methamphetamine and possession of drug paraphernalia; and

• Richard St. Clair, 22, of 9166 Washington St., Covington, was charged with possession of methamphetamine and possession of drug paraphernalia.