Man Facing Multiple Drug Charges, Bond Set at $113k

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BRYAN One Bryan man is facing more than a dozen drug charges after police were called to his hotel room Thursday afternoon.

Police say that 27-year-old Joshua Ray Griffin, Junior, was yelling at maintenance staff testing the fire alarm at the Value Place Hotel on Highway 6 around 2:30 p.m. Thursday. According to the arrest report, the workers were afraid Griffin would get more angry because they still had to test the alarm. Griffin told police that he did yell at the workers, but also apologized afterwards. He claims he was trying to sleep. Officers followed Griffin back to his room to get his driver's license.

In the room, the report states, Griffin couldn't find his ID. Officers say they found a plastic container full of pills and bong. There was also a woman in the room. Dispatch informed officers that Griffin had a warrant for Home Burglary in Austin County. That's when he was arrested and officer searched the rest of the room.

They found another plastic container with marijuana inside a refrigerator. Officers also found a plastic bag with methamphetamine inside. In the report, Griffin told officers that the marijuana was his, but the other drugs belonged to his roommate. He said that he wouldn't have let officers into the room had he known there were pills and drugs inside.

Griffin is being charged with four counts of possession of a controlled substance, 14 counts of possession of a dangerous drug, possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia. He was also arrested on the warrant out of Austin County.

He's being held on $113,335 bond.