A report of two small children wandering the halls of a local hotel looking for their parents for more than an hour led police to a Michigan man they allege had a stash of marijuana and $5,359 in cash.
Larry M. Johnson, 27, of Detroit was arrested Thursday afternoon at a Plank Road hotel by Allegheny Township police and charged with possession with intent to deliver, possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia and endangering the welfare of children.
According to court documents, the two children only knew their father's name was Larry, but they couldn't find their parents because the room where Johnson was staying was registered in the name of an unnamed woman. Eventually, the hotel staff was able to track down the room where the children were staying and the woman, who police said consented to a search.
Inside, police allegedly found $1,500 in $100 bills, $1,850 in $50 bills and an undisclosed amount of marijuana that she said belonged to Johnson, court documents state. Johnson, who was outside the room during the search, allegedly had another $2,009 in cash and digital scales in his pockets.
There's at least one other person under investigation in the case, according to court documents. It was not known late Thursday if that suspect had been arrested.
Johnson was lodged in Blair County Prison in lieu of $20,000 cash bail. His preliminary hearing is scheduled for July 22.