Police: Man Used Drugs With Juvenile at Triadelphia Hotel

SUAREZ

A Cameron man faces jail time after being found in an Ohio County hotel room allegedly using drugs with a juvenile.

On Oct. 30, Wheeling police, along with Ohio County sheriff’s deputies, responded to a hotel on Fort Henry Road where a caller reported an adult man smoking methamphetamine with a young girl in the room.

At the hotel officers found Robert Suarez, 41, of Cameron, who consented to a search of the room. Police reportedly found a burning marijuana cigarette, as well as two more grams of the substance and suboxone.

The girl, who was also in the room, had her backpack searched, Inside police reportedly found more marijuana and meth residue, several plastic bags and two cell phones. The student previously was expelled from school for possession of the drugs and weapons, according to the report.

The girl allegedly told police that she sold meth and uses it multiple times a day. She claimed she gets the drug from another student at her former school.

Warrants for Suarez’s arrest were issued out of Ohio County in December and were subsequently executed over the weekend. Suarez faces misdemeanor charges of possession of marijuana and contributing to the delinquency of a minor. He remains jailed in lieu of $10,000 cash-only bond.

In an unrelated drug arrest last week, Wheeling police also arrested Peter McKay after allegedly watching him fall flat on his face around 12:45 a.m. Jan. 1.

When officers got out to check on him, McKay attempted to walk away from the police and tensed up during a frisk, prompting his detention. Police say McKay reeked heavily of alcohol. During his arrest, McKay allegedly told police he had meth on his person.

Following a search, police allegedly found four bags of marijuana, totaling almost 4 grams.

McKay allegedly told police he had purchased it for $200, which he later changed to $150 during questioning. He told police he was wandering around 14th Street in an effort to find a woman who might trade sexual favors for the meth.

McKay was charged with possession with intent to deliver a controlled substance, a felony, and remains lodged in lieu of $10,000 bond. His preliminary hearing is set for Jan. 10.

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