Wanted Peterborough man charged with drug possession at hotel: police

According to police, a wanted man refused to leave a hotel. Peterborough Police Service

A Peterborough, Ont., man is facing a drug possession charge after police were called to a hotel early Thursday morning.

According to the Peterborough Police Service, around 2:30 a.m., officers were called to a hotel on George Street about an unwanted man refusing to leave.

When officers arrived, they discovered the man was wanted on outstanding warrants.

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During the arrest officers allegedly found an amount of crystal methamphetamine.

Jackson Byers, 41, of Peterborough was charged with possession of a Schedule 1 substance.

He was released on an appearance notice and is scheduled to appear in court in Peterborough on March 30.

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