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Unrelated incidents lead to 12 drug arrests at Red Roof Inn on west side

Posted at 2:32 PM, Dec 14, 2016

INDIANAPOLIS -- A series of apparently unrelated events ended with IMPD arresting a dozen people on drug charges Tuesday at a west side hotel.

IMPD officers were originally dispatched to the Red Roof Inn at 2631 S. Lynhurst Drive shortly after midnight Tuesday for a report of a disturbance.

While on scene, officers discovered narcotics and methamphetamine in a room at the hotel. Two men, Chad Brizendine and Nathan Floring, both 29, were arrested on charges of possession of a narcotic drug and unlawful possession of a syringe. Floring faces an additional charge of possession of methamphetamine.

At the same time, IMPD officers conducted a traffic stop near the hotel that turned up narcotics in the vehicle. Two suspects – Ashley Petitt, 27, and Jason Shockley, 32 – were arrested on charges of possession of methamphetamine and paraphernalia.

While police were filling out paperwork for that arrest at a nearby Speedway gas station, a woman, later identified as 36-year-old Cory Lynn Mize, allegedly stole from the business. She was apprehended by officers outside the gas station and placed under arrest.

According to IMPD, the Red Roof Inn, where Mize was staying, decided she and a male staying in the same room – 37-year-old Robert Faulkner – needed to vacate the room. While a security guard was gathering their belongings, he reportedly found methamphetamine in the room Mize and Faulkner were staying in.

Faulkner was then taken into custody on charges of possessing and dealing methamphetamine, as well as theft.

Hours later, IMPD officers were again dispatched to the Red Roof Inn around 6:00 p.m. on a trespassing and narcotics investigation. As part of that investigation, four more individuals were taken into custody: Clifford Jose Cody, 33; Ronald D. Fries, 34; Lisa L. Hoaglan, 38; and Christina Huffman, 39. All four face charges of possession of methamphetamine, paraphernalia and narcotics.

The hotel sits in a part of the city that was heavily targeted by IMPD's "Operation Glass Houses" raids aimed at dismantling an alleged methamphetamine trafficking ring last month, although none of the operations raids took place at the Red Roof Inn.

MAP | 'Operation Glass Houses' raid locations

IMPD said Red Roof Inn's management was cooperating with the investigation.

RTV6 received no answer in multiple calls to the Red Roof Inn Wednesday afternoon.