1,400 Packets of Heroin Found in Hotel Room

Maid found stash of heroin in Comfort Inn in Bethlehem Township on Thursday. One man is jailed while police look for the man who rented the room and reported his bag stolen.


A maid at the Comfort Inn in Bethlehem Township found 1,400 packets of heroin in one of the hotel’s rooms on Thursday afternoon, according to court papers.

As a result, Dominick Laborde, 24, with no current address, was arrested on Thursday and jailed on multiple counts.

Police have also issued an arrest warrant for Maie I. Lee, 30, of Newark, N.J. who apparently fled just before police arrived, according to The Morning Call. Lee was renting the room where the drugs had been found, according to court papers.

According the the arrest warrant for Laborde:

  • A maid found the drugs and an ID card for Lee in the drawer of a desk in the room he was renting. She turned the items over to the hotel’s manager, Nicole Braun.
  • A short time later, Lee came to the front desk to complain that his bag had been stolen from his room. Braun denied having knowledge of what had happened.
  • By that time, Braun had called Bethlehem Township police, who arrived shortly after Lee, who was accompanied by Laborde, walked away from the front desk.

Laborde was charged with possession with intent to deliver heroin, possession of heroin, two counts of criminal conspiracy, possession of a small amount of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia.

He was arraigned before on-duty District Judge Roy Manwaring and committed to Northampton County Prison in lieu of $100,000 bail.

Mary Anne Looby December 10, 2012 at 01:41 PM
Good for the maid! I hope she does not loose her job for going through the drawers of an occupied hotel room. I will certainly think twice about where I put my things for safekeeping (jewlery, cash etc)
Kenneth Ramonet December 11, 2012 at 10:13 PM
That maid had absolutely NO BUSINESS searching through drawers in an occupied hotel room. She knows this, or should have known this from her training. The case will be dropped because the evidence cannot be used.
Pat Grant December 27, 2012 at 12:54 AM
That damn maid had no business searching the drawer.....what if he whip her butt for searching his stuff......smdh
victor birriel January 02, 2013 at 12:53 PM
She needs to be fired for snooping in other peoples stuff.


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