Paris Woman Arrested On Drug Charges At Local Hotel

Paris, Tenn.—A Paris woman was arrested on drug charges at a local hotel Tuesday morning.

Morgan Coker, age 22, of Chickasaw Rd., was charged with possession after a caller alerted dispatch that there was a suspicious package behind the Super 8 hotel on E. Wood St.

Patrolman Amber Roaten contacted the owner, who showed her the package which was found with baggies and a set of digital scales inside. A surveillance video showed a subject meeting people in the hall of the hotel, then going outside to retrieve the package.

The owner of the hotel told Roaten which room the subject was in and according to her report, an odor of marijuana was coming from the room.

Coker answered the door and gave consent for a search. During the search, a small baggie with a hard crystal which field tested positive for meth was found, as were marijuana buds.