Police arrest unwanted motel guest after finding quarter-pound of meth

Police dog "Davis," with the drugs he discovered inside a motel room.
Police dog “Davis,” with the drugs he discovered inside a motel room.

PRESTONSBURG, Ky. — What started as an unfounded complaint about a suspicious person at Super 8 Motel in Prestonsburg, led police to the discovery of a large amount of drugs.

Charles Monroe McGuire
Charles Monroe McGuire

When Prestonsburg Police officers went to the motel around 11 a.m. Saturday to check out the original complaint, they learned that a motel guest was refusing to leave his room after his time was up, and they were asked to remove him.

They then learned that the guest — Charles Monroe McGuire, 45, of Salyersville — was wanted on an active arrest warrant. Officers went to the room and told McGuire he was under arrest. A woman in the room then told police McGuire possibly had illegal drugs in the room.

Canine unit “Davis” was brought to check the room and led officers to a black bag under the bed which contained a quarter-pound of meth. Police also found $6,250 in cash.

McGuire was arrested and charged with meth trafficking, possession of meth and drug paraphernalia, and persistent felony offender.