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Two charged after police search Pa. hotel and find cocaine

March 03, 2005|by RICHARD F. BELISLE

waynesboro@herald-mail.com

WAYNESBORO, Pa. - Police in Waynesboro said Wednesday they had no leads on the whereabouts of a woman whose blood may have been found on bedsheets at the Best Western Motel following a search of a room there Tuesday.

Police said they were called to the motel at 239 W. Main St. shortly after 1 p.m. Tuesday after an employee reported that two male guests refused to pay for rooms they failed to vacate at checkout time.

Police searched the room where the men had been staying and found bloody sheets, crack cocaine hidden in ceiling tiles and drug paraphernalia. They alleged they found a handgun in a 1991 Chrysler owned by one of the men.

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Charged with possession of crack cocaine with intent to deliver were Al-Isha Moshaied Danzy, 29, of 244 W. Catherine St., Chambersburg, Pa., and Brent V. Casey, 26, of no fixed address.

Both were arraigned before Magisterial District Judge Larry Pentz in Waynesboro and were jailed on $25,000 each, according to charging documents in Pentz's office.

According to court records, Danzy and Casey were standing outside the motel when police arrived. A motel employee said they had refused to pay an additional $50 for failing to vacate the room after the 11 a.m. checkout time.

Danzy and Casey said motel employees refused to let them back into the room to get their belongings, police said.

The men told police that a woman one of them identified as Brenzina Florian, no age or address available, had recent surgery and bled on the sheets. They told police she was staying in a motel in Greencastle, Pa., but didn't know how she got there.

Best Western Motel employees told police that the men refused to allow housekeeping workers to enter their room to clean up. The men asked employees for new sheets and said they would take the bloody sheets to a cleaner themselves.

Police said their investigation was continuing.

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