Man faces drug charge after hotel disturbance
MANCHESTER - A city man is under arrest on drug charges after police went to the Econo Lodge late Monday night for a reported disturbance.
Several people were leaving the 75 W. Hancock St. hotel when officers arrived just before midnight. Police detained some of them and most said they were at the hotel for a party but decided to take off when police arrived.
One of those detained was Kenny Jean-Pierre, 18, of 172 Spruce St. who was carrying a backpack.
Jean-Pierre gave police consent to search the knapsack and officers said they found six clear plastic bags inside containing what they believe is marijuana.
He was arrested on a misdemeanor charge of possession of a controlled drug.
Jean-Pierre is being held on $1,500 cash/surety bail, pending arraignment Tuesday in 9th Circuit Court, Manchester District Division.