Two young men were arrested on drug charges Tuesday after they failed to meet their checkout time at a hotel in eastern Iowa. Marion Police Chief Harry Daugherty says officers were called to the Microtel Hotel at 11:25 a.m. because workers there couldn’t wake the two occupants of a room.
"According to the housekeeper, they appeared to be passed out," Daugherty said. The officers were eventually able to rouse the two 18-year-olds, identified as Andrew Shank and Brandon Heiar, both of Marion.
"When we arrived, the officers observed marijuana in the room. We got a search warrant and the subjects were arrested," Daugherty said. Police found more than four ounces of marijuana and alcohol in the room. Shank and Heiar are both charged with possession of marijuana with intent to deliver, possession of alcohol under the legal age and drug tax stamp violations.
Heiar is also charged with interference with official acts and possession of drug paraphernalia. Both were taken to the Linn County Jail.