HOTEL METH BUST Police Say Man Caught Trespassing At Hotel With Meth Materials
Reported by: Kallie Cart
Videographer: Troy Morgan
Web Producer: Kallie Cart
Reported: Jan. 2, 2012 6:24 PM EST
Updated: Jan. 3, 2012 6:56 PM EST
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, Kanawha County
, West Virginia
A man was caught trespassing in a Charleston hotel and police say he wasn't packing luggage, but drugs.
Our cameras were rolling as police arrested 35-year-old Robert Floyd Hill at the Fairfield Inn on Charleston's East End.
The hotel called police because of a strange odor, police tracked it to the third floor. No one was supposed to be staying there because the hotel says all the rooms on that floor were closed due to maintenance. But police say Hill had made himself at home and he had drugs and the materials to make meth.
The hotel says they're trying to figure out how Hill even got onto the third floor.
This isn't Hill's first run-in with police. He's currently on probation for a meth charge from 2010 and he was picked up twice in 2011 for allegedly having shake and bake meth.
For this latest arrest, Hill has been charged with possession of drugs and operating a meth lab. Police say there could be more arrests.
As for the hotel, a meth clean-up crew was called in and since the floor was already unoccupied, police say no one had to be forced out while the clean-up of the meth chemicals takes place.