Richmond police said a report of possible drug use at in a motel room resulted in the arrest of two people allegedly involved in drug trafficking.
Officers said they were called to Care Free Suites on Colby Taylor Drive shortly before 5pm Wednesday. When they arrived, they said they smelled marijuana coming from one of the rooms.
Police reported seeing 19-year-old Deonte Long, of Detroit, Michigan, in possession of over 14 grams of heroin, 386 oxycodone pills, 15 bags of marijuana, a set of digital scales, drug packaging, and use materials.
They said they also found just over $1,800 in cash on Long.
While officers were there, they said 22-year-old Melissa Wolke entered the room and tried to leave before they detained her.
Police reported Wolke rented the room to Long and other men associated with him, and had helped the group in the past.
Long was sent to the Madison County Detention Center and charged with two counts of trafficking in a controlled substance, trafficking in marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia.
Wolke was lodged in the Madison County Detention Center and charged with criminal facilitation and rendering assistance to drug traffickers.
Richmond Police Chief Larry Brock has issued a stern warning in relation to anyone helping drug dealers: "We will be aggressive in pursuing charges against local residents who provide assistance to out-of-state drug dealers, especially those coming from Detroit who are flooding our community with heroin and other drugs. Local residents often rent motel rooms and vehicles and provide bases of operation for these traffickers. Those who render such assistance in the future will suffer the consequences in every case possible.”