A pair of LaFollette brothers are facing drug-related charges in Oneida after being nabbed at a motel with methamphetamine and other illicit drugs allegedly in their possession.
Jeremiah J. Gray, 31, and David A. Gray, 29, both of LaFollette, were arrested Friday by Oneida Police Department officers following a traffic stop at the Cornerstone Lodge on Alberta Street Friday evening.
According to arrest warrants filed by OPD’s Steven Ward, David Gray’s 1995 Buick was stopped in the parking lot of the motel due to having tags that were obscured by oil and debris.
Allegedly, Gray told Ward that his driver’s license was suspended and that he and a passenger in the vehicle had driven from LaFollette to Oneida with his brother to book a room at the motel.
Gray allegedly admitted to Ward that he had “a couple of pain pills” and meth in the vehicle. A subsequent search of the car uncovered two Hydrocodone pills and a small bag containing meth, along with 20 pseudoephedrine tablets.
Officers also recovered a carton of salt, a box of matches, a lithium battery and dish soap — all items commonly used in the manufacture of meth — from the trunk of the vehicle, along with a propane-fueled camp stove.
After receiving permission to search the brothers’ motel room, officers allegedly discovered five more Hydrocodone pills and a bag containing 0.7 grams of meth.
David Gray was charged with possession of schedule II and schedule III drugs, promotion of meth manufacture, driving on a suspended license and violation of the registration law. Jeremiah Gray was charged with possession of schedule II and schedule III drugs and promotion of meth manufacture.
Two females at the scene were not taken into arrest.