Danville police find drugs in hotel room, arrest two

Two Danville men have been arrested after police say they found drugs, a scale and cash in their hotel room.

Dalton B. Coffman, 23, and Jacody Deerwester, 23, were arrested shortly after midnight Wednesday.

Dalton B. Coffman

Coffman has been charged with first-degree trafficking in methamphetamine; first-degree possession of methamphetamine; trafficking in less than 8 ounces of marijuana; and possession of marijuana.

Deerwester has been charged with first-degree possession of methamphetamine; and possession of marijuana.

Danville police received a report of “possible narcotics activity” in a room at Red Roof Inn on Brenda Avenue, according to a news release from the police department.

Jacody Deerwester

“A strong odor of marijuana was emitting into the hallway from the room in question,” according to the release. “Officers made contact with two males and two females who were inside of the room. During the investigation, officers located marijuana, methamphetamine, a scale and cash.”

Sgt. Jonathan Mullins and Captain Chris Matano are investigating the case. “More charges may be pending,” according to the release.

Coffman and Deerwester were booked into the Boyle County Detention Center shortly before 3 a.m. Wednesday. As of 10 a.m., bail had not yet been set.