Woman Faces Meth Charges After Incident At Dubuque Hotel
A woman with no permanent address faces meth charges after police respond to a loud noise complaint at a local hotel over the weekend. Court documents say officers were called to the Holiday Inn on Main Street just before 3:30 Saturday afternoon to investigate a report of patrons out of control in one of the rooms. When they arrived they spoke with 32 year old Amber Sheppard who told officers she was in the room, but left through a rear exit when she saw them arrive. Officers then searched Sheppard’s purse where they found over 30 grams of methamphetamine, a digital scale, baggies and drug paraphernalia. At first Sheppard told police that the drugs belonged to her boyfriend, but later recanted her story and admitted they were hers. Sheppard is charged with possession of meth with intent to deliver and possessiojn of drug paraphernalia. Her bond was set at 20-thousand dollars.