Abandoned drugs results in hotel employee indictment

Oct. 27—Abandoned drugs in a London hotel room now have a London woman incarcerated and facing felony charges.

Sheila Lynn Campbell, 47, of Woodchuck Lane in London, was indicted Friday on charges of first-degree possession of controlled substance (meth), possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia and third-degree possession of controlled substance (Gabapentin).

Information in the case indicates that Campbell was an employee at a London hotel and received a call from an inmate at the Laurel County Correctional Center that a container of methamphetamine had been left in a room at the hotel. The caller allegedly told Campbell if she retrieved the drugs, she could have them without law enforcement being aware.

But law enforcement personnel were aware and arrived a the hotel to find Campbell exiting the laundry room. Campbell told officers she had gotten the drugs from the room and would surrender it to officers. But when the group entered the hotel's office, Campbell allegedly grabbed a backpack and tried to hide it under a chair. Campbell denied knowing what was inside the backpack.

A search of the backpack revealed baggies with large amounts of crystal substance believed to be meth, and a clear baggie with green leafy material believed to be marijuana and glass pipes used to smoke meth.

But a clear plastic bag with crystal-like substance inside Campbell's purse and multiple pills not in a prescription container were found. The pills were believed to be Gabapentin, which requires a prescription to obtain.

She is held under $10,000 cash bond and set for a court appearance in December.