Springfield man accused of not paying for hotel room, found with drugs

A Springfield man is facing multiple charges after he was found to be staying in an unpaid hotel room and was later found with drugs.

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Ivam H. Monteiro, 23, is facing multiple charges, including breaking and entering, falsification, drug paraphernalia and drug possession. He’s expected to appear in Clark County Municipal Court at 10:30 p.m. today.

Springfield Police Division officers were called to the USA Inn, 2 W. Leffel Lane, at about 8:30 p.m. Friday evening about a man allegedly staying in an unpaid room, according to a police report.

An employee told police a man came down from a room that was not being rented due to maintenance issues and asked to use a microwave, the report said.

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Police found Monteiro staying in the room and allegedly gave officers a fake name, the report said. They then asked how he got into the room and he allegedly told them with his key card, but officers were unable to get the card to work. He also said his cousin called and paid for the room with his credit card.

Officers then placed Monteiro under arrest and found correct identification. He then told police he gave them a fake name because he thought they were talking about his cousin. Officers then allegedly found a mango-flavored cigarillo package that contained three plastic bags with white powder inside, which he told police was his medication for his stutter. Police also allegedly found a glass pipe that appeared to be used for marijuana and a metal grinder, the report said.

At headquarters, officers asked the man what his medication was called, but he allegedly said he didn’t know its name. He also told police he puts it in powder form to mix it with water. He allegedly measures out the exact weight that he needs for the week, the report said, but he didn’t know the exact weight.

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Monteiro allegedly enter the unlocked room on March 8 without permission from staff and failed to pay $226 to stay in the room. Employees told police Monteiro had stayed at the hotel previously was told not to come back, the report said.

Monteiro was placed in the Clark County Jail.


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