Two ar­rested for meth pos­s­e­sion out­side ho­tel

The Covington News - - Front Page - JOY BRATCHER jbratcher@covnews.com

Cov­ing­ton Po­lice Depart­ment ar­rested a man and his wife for pos­ses­sion of metham­phetamine less than one ounce with in­tent to dis­trib­ute at Cov­ing­ton Lodge af­ter re­spond­ing to an anony­mous call March 3.

The caller re­ported that a man was us­ing and sell­ing metham­phetamine from the room.

Of­fi­cers ar­rived at the scene and knocked on the door of the sus­pi­cious room. Bon­nie Par­tain an­swered the door and one of the of­fi­cers asked her if they could come in and speak with her re­gard­ing the drug com­plaint. Par­tain al­lowed the of­fi­cers to en­ter and they later found she was with her hus­band iden­ti­fied as Mr. Par­tain.

An of­fi­cer ran Jef­frey name and in­for­ma­tion through dis­patch and found out he had an out­stand­ing war­rant for fail­ure to ap­pear. While in­side the room of­fi­cers saw sev­eral items re­lated to il­le­gal nar­cotics in plain sight. Of­fi­cers also saw a dresser drawer that was par­tially open with a dig­i­tal scale in­side along with a spoon with sev­eral small cot­ton balls on it and a pair of sur­gi­cal-type scis­sor clamps pinch­ing a small clear bag of sus­pected meth. An of­fi­cer asked if they could search the res­i­dence and the Par­tains stated that they

could.

The of­fi­cers col­lected the scale and the sus­pected meth. One of the of­fi­cers lo­cated a pocket book in an­other drawer that had dif­fer­ent size and color small zip lock bags. He also found a smok­ing pipe and stated that his K-9 alerted him to a small locked box. Mrs. Par­tain stated the box be­longed to her son and prob­a­bly had meth in it. Af­ter the of­fi­cers opened the box, they found a Co­bra .380 pis­tol along with two sus­pected mar­i­juana resin sticks wrapped in plas­tic.

The sus­pects where then ar­rested and taken to the New­ton County De­ten­tion Cen­ter.

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