It’s really simple. Don’t leave illegal drugs in a hotel safe. But if you do, be sure to remember the combination.
A guest at the Holiday Inn Express in Henderson, Kentucky called hotel staff for help getting into their room’s safe. Hotels can open those safes without knowing the combination you’ve set, which means the in-room safe isn’t actually that safe.
The employee opened the safe, “found what they believed to be illegal drugs,” and then locked it back up for the guests.
- That’s when the guests realized they had just shown a hotel employee their stash
- And when the employee called 911.
The guests ran “in different directions” and only one was located. Police obtained a search warrant for the room (let that be a lesson to other police departments out there) and found marijuana and meth.
[The hotel guest] was arrested and charged with trafficking in marijuana less than 8 ounces, first-degree possession of a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia. He was lodged at the Henderson County Detention Center.
Credit: Holiday Inn Express Henderson Kentucky
I have to think this happens quite a lot, actually, if only because taking the drugs in the safe may correlate with forgetting things. Here’s how to know if the guest before you was doing meth in your room.