2 arrested after heroin, pot found in Rock Hill hotel room

jmcfadden@heraldonline.comMay 1, 2013 

— Two people were arrested after police say they were in possession of heroin, marijuana and drug paraphernalia while staying at a Rock Hill hotel early Wednesday.

At about 2 a.m., officers received an anonymous tip about possible drug activity in a second-floor room at the Quality Inn & Suites on Cherry Road, according to a Rock Hill Police report.

When officers arrived, they noticed the door was partially open. After they knocked and announced themselves, a woman came to the door and said she was waiting for the man who rented the room to return.

Police found marijuana and already-used syringes, along with women’s clothing scattered on one of the beds, the report states. The woman said she didn’t know anything about the drugs and gave police the names of the two people staying in the room: Dennis Keith and Lisa Simmers.

Police found Simmers’ ID and a twisted piece of plastic inside a golden purse on the night stand, the report states. Inside the plastic, an officer found a “rock” that he suspected was heroin.

Simmers and Keith returned to the room, the report states, and Simmers admitted that the drugs and clothes belonged to her. She confirmed that there was heroin in the plastic, but said the pot on a dresser near the television didn’t belong to her.

Keith, who said he rented the room two days ago and allowed Simmers and friends to stay with him, told police he didn’t know about the drugs and said he hadn’t been in the room since then. Because Keith rented the room and allowed it to be used for illegal activities, police arrested him and charged him with possession of marijuana, according to the report.

Police also arrested Simmers, charging her with possession of heroin. Keith was released from jail on a $570 bond, but Simmers remained in jail Wednesday morning on a $7,000 bond.

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