ST. LOUIS — A 24-year-old man was charged with 10 drug charges after police said he was running a drug operation out of the Red Lion Hotel in downtown St. Louis.
Samuel Alexander Stoddard was charged with drug trafficking and nine counts of delivery of controlled substances after housekeepers found drugs and electronics in his hotel room.
Hotel employees said Stoddard tried to extend his stay online on Aug. 5 but was too late. When housekeepers entered the room to clean it, they found a wide variety of drugs including meth, cocaine, MDMA and synthetic marijuana.
Police responded to the hotel and saw Stoddard trying to get into the hotel room, but his keycard was deactivated.
Inside the room, police found the drugs, a scale, a gun, baggies along with multiple credit cards and IDs in Stoddard's name.
Police said testing revealed there were nine different drugs in the room, leading to the nine charges for delivery of a controlled substance. Police said he had at least 90 grams of Meth, which resulted in the drug trafficking charge. Stoddard was also charged with unlawful use of a weapon.
His bond was set at $30,000.