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Over 48 Grams of Meth Found in Hotel Room

By Jessie Williams

Two men were arrested last week after local law enforcement discovered approximately 48.7 grams of methamphetamine in their hotel room.

According to a report by Lafayette Police Department Sergeant Aaron Colter, he observed a black Dodge Durango with a missing bumper traveling on Highway 52 East and initiated a traffic stop at the Budget Inn on Wednesday, February 7.

While the officer spoke with the driver, Paul Boyett, a male passenger, later identified as 48-year-old Glenn Dickens, went into room 104 at the Budget Inn.

Sergeant Colter, along with other officers, located several baggies and a small vile containing what they believed to be methamphetamine inside the vehicle.

While investigating, the hotel owner arrived at the scene and informed officers that all occupants of room 104 had already been evicted and requested that the room be searched for illegal narcotics.

During their search of the room officers located approximately 48.7 grams of a substance believed to be methamphetamine, approximately 1.4 grams of a substance believed to be marijuana, a pipe with residue on it and a capsule believed to be Adderall. 

Also residing in the room was 24-year-old Johnny Thackxson.

All three men were detained. 

Dickens and Thackxton were charged with manufacturing of narcotics, possession of schedule VI drugs, possession of schedule II drugs and possession of drug paraphernalia. 

The men were both given bonds of $61,500, and are scheduled to appear in general sessions court on April 3, 2024.

Charges for Mr. Boyett are unknown at this time.