On Friday, officers identified suspicious activity in and around the parking lot of the Holiday Inn Express, located in the 14400 block of Laurel Place, in Laurel. As part of the investigation, drug-sniffing dogs detected the presence of drugs and possible narcotics.
Police were able to identify and locate a suspect in the immediate area. He was detained by the Laurel Police for questioning. As the investigation continued, an associated hotel room at the Holiday Inn Express was sealed and several vehicles were impounded, pending the execution of a search and seizure warrant.
One hundred and eighty (180) pounds of marijuana were seized at the scene. Investigators believe the street value of said marijuana is over half a million dollars or approximately $540,000.
Victor Camarillo, 30, of Nevada, has been arrested and charged with numerous drug-related offenses.