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Meth Bust in Tallahassee Best Western Hotel Room

By: Elizabeth Nickerson Email
By: Elizabeth Nickerson Email

By: Elizabeth Nickerson

April 2, 2013

Tallahassee, FL--Leon County Deputies raided this Best Western Inn and a Honda Civic, on Apalachee Parkway, after a tip from a couple of concerned citizens.

"We found a Meth lab in the car and then went back and did a search warrant in the hotel room and also found materials for a lab in the hotel room," said Sergeant Wiley Meggs from the Leon County Sheriff's Office.

Monday Morning's big bust points the finger at Raymond Powell, LCSO says--it's not the first time he's had a run in with the Law.

"We have been looking for him we had his there down to a house in one area of town and then they moved from there and were hidden in different hotels just moving daily, weekly," said Sergeant Meggs.

LCSO says, they also arrested Powell's wife and girlfriend for cooking the illegal drugs and some of the activity was caught on surveillance video.

"I mean how dare they do that, people die from stuff like this, to me this is like murder," said Mike Parmar, the Owner of the Best Western Inn. "We saw all kinds of funny stuff there. I don't know what a Meth lab looks like, but what was going on was not right. "

The hotel owner says the trio had been at the hotel for three days and had a "do not disturb" sign hanging on the door.

"We have zero tolerance for this kind of thing," said Parmar. "We are not allowing anyone to deal with any kind of illegal stuff on our property."

All three suspects are being held in the Leon County Jail with drug-related charges.


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