Four arrested in drug bust at hotel

Four arrested in drug bust at hotel
Franziska Loibl Watkins (Source: Lexington Co. Detention Center)
Franziska Loibl Watkins (Source: Lexington Co. Detention Center)

SPRINGDALE, SC (WIS) - Springdale Police arrested four people when they investigated a drug complaint at an area hotel Wednesday.

Officers were called to the hotel on Cherokee Lane Wednesday to look into a report of suspicious drug activity. When officers arrived, they say they smelled the scent of marijuana coming from the room they were attempting to investigate.

Police got a search warrant for the room and found crack cocaine, cocaine, several guns, cash and several drugs that have not yet been identified. Police say people in the hotel room admitted to smoking marijuana before officers arrived.

One person ran off, but officers caught up with him later.

Four people were arrested on several drug and gun-related charges: Franziska Loibl Watkins, 27; Stoyva Dowtin, 35; Fantasia Davis, 17 and Brandon Weston, 30. Officers say Dowtin was the one who ran off.

Watkins, Davis and Dowtin were taken to the Lexington County Detention Center. Weston was wanted by the Richland County Sheriff's Department and turned over to its custody.

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