FRONT ROYAL — A Front Royal man and New Market woman were arrested after they were found with drugs in a hotel room Tuesday morning.

Raymond Lewis II, 47, of 138 W 12th St., and Angelia Michelle Hinkle, 44, of 3993 Old Valley Pike, New Market, were both charged with possession of a Schedule I or II drug with intent to manufacture, sell or distribute.

The two were arrested after the Front Royal Police Department responded to a report of two people trespassing at the Budget Inn, 1122 North Royal Ave., a police news release states.

The two sneaked into a room without paying or checking in, according to a criminal complaint.

As Lewis was packing up his items to leave the room, an officer saw a white cup containing syringes and plastic baggies, the complaint states.

Police found two grams of heroin inside the cup and a larger plastic baggie with almost five ounces of methamphetamine, Maj. Kevin Nicewarner said by phone interview Wednesday. The release says the methamphetamine has a street value of $5,000.

Officers also found numerous empty baggies and scales, the complaint states. Also uncovered were 12 prescription pills similar to Suboxone, which is used to treat opiate addiction.

The two were arrested and transported to the Rappahannock-Shenandoah-Warren Regional Jail and held on $5,000 bond, the release states.

Lewis has previously been charged with felonies 13 times, which include one prior drug possession charge, according to a checklist for bail determinations. He has older violent crimes on his record, the checklist states.

Hinkle did not appear to have a criminal record, a law enforcement officer told a magistrate when determining her bail amount, according to her checklist for bail determinations.

The two are due in Warren General District Court 1:30 p.m. Dec. 7

The Northwest Regional Drug Task Force assisted in the arrests, the release states.

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