Agate Beach Hotel guests order room service. A short while later three of the four are hauled off to jail.
Newport Police say four guests in a fourth floor room at the Agate Beach Hotel ordered room service Saturday evening. As a result, three occupants of the room wound up going to jail. Police say when room service entered the room they immediately saw a sizeable quantity of illegal drugs in plain sight.
Police say room service calmly left and notified hotel management who then called police. Within minutes, police officers were on scene, surveying the evidence. Three adults were arrested and taken to the county jail. One other adult was being interviewed. State child welfare officials were called to the scene to determine their custody status.
Those arrested were Sandra Joncek-Nelson on charges of possession of oxycodone, tampering with evidence, resisting arrest and frequenting a location where drugs were present. Nelson’s bail was set at $95,000. Benjamin Yuma, arrested on charges of possession of a controlled substance and frequenting a location where illegal drugs were present. Bail, $65,000. Chad Flores, arrested for frequenting a location where illegal drugs were present. Bail, $15,000.
The investigation continues.