You are dispatched to the Gardenview Motel at 3:15 a.m. The night manager, Johnny Price, heard screams coming from Room 107. One of the motel guests called the front desk to complain about loud voices coming from room 107. When Price went to check, he heard two women screaming. He went back to the front office and called police.
At 3:28 a.m., as you’re walking toward room 107, you hear a woman’s voice inside the room scream, “That money is mine!” You knock and identify yourself as a police officer. You stand outside the door waiting until 3:34, when a woman (Lynda Graves DOB 3/12/78) opens the door. You hear a flushed toilet filling with water.
When you go inside, you find two other women sitting in chairs near the desk in the room: Dee Slenska (DOB 8/11/80) and Carol Chakiris (DOB 2/5/80). All three women have bloodshot eyes and dilated pupils.
You see Graves start walking towards the bathroom, and you order her to sit in a chair. Chakiris is running her hand across the top of the desk. You tell her to stop. You see small amounts of white powder and use a tissue to wipe them up. You put the tissue into your handkerchief and place it in your pocket. You then go into the bathroom, where you see a clear plastic bag floating in the toilet bowl. You retrieve it.
You call for a backup. When Officer Mason arrives, you search search Graves and find $522 in cash in her purse. You do not find any evidence when you search Slenska. Mason searches Chakiris and finds nothing. You arrest the women for possession of a controlled substance. You submit the plastic bag and tissue to the Evidence Room.