Initially, hotel security responded to room 1104 due to the smell of marijuana was coming from the room. Security states the occupants allowed them to enter the room and consented to a search, where they retrieved 123.7 grams of marijuana (just over a quarter pound) and $26,632.01 in cash.
Occupants were identified as Madison K Wright, 18, and Desmond Donnell Jones, 23. Neither defendant claimed ownership of the money or the marijuana, so both were charged. During the search of Wright, a (stolen) loaded 9 mm handgun was found in his right pocket, and a bottle of codeine was in his left pocket.
Desmond Jones is currently a convicted felon on probation, who is additionally out on bond from a May 2018 10-count Grand Jury indictment for drugs, weapons, evading, and other related charges. Bond on his new charge is $10,000, which he posted via Bail U Out, almost immediately after arrest, his total time in custody was around 4 hours, including booking, processing & screening.
Madison Wright had 2 prior citations for possession, both of which were dismissed in 2017. In addition to the possession charge that both received, Wright was also charged with possession of a weapon in the commission of a felony, theft, paraphernalia, and a possession charge for the codeine. Madison was released on the pre-trial release program in just over 3 hours processing time. Both parties have court dates on 07/06/18.