An Augusta man is in custody after dropping a bag of heroin in the lobby of a Quality Inn in Richmond County.
While checking into the hotel on the 1000 block of Claussen Road, Eric Hampton Monk, 36, is accused of dropping a plastic bag containing an unknown substance, according to an incident report from the Richmond County Sheriff’s Office.
Upon arrival, deputies located Monk in room 227 and asked him if they could search his room. Officers located syringes, as well as 0.2 grams of methamphetamine and 1 gram of heroin.
Monk told deputies he purchased the heroin – which he dropped in the front office – at another hotel for $150.