The cost of living in a motel is high, sometimes as high as $1,200 monthly depending on if the resident is paying the daily or weekly rate. That being said, it is not considered a good idea to break the law in order to make ends meet.
Murfreesboro Police were called to the South Church Street Kroger store in reference to a shoplifter and once on the scene they met with a woman who gave police consent to search her purse. Inside the purse officers found two pain pills that the female did not have a prescription for. Police then asked to search the text messages on her phone, which led them to a subject living at the Regal Inn on South Church Street.
At the motel room in question, police spoke to a 33-year old woman to ask if she had recently sold her pain pills to another female. It didn't take long for police to find a bottle of prescription pain pills in the room that was filled on February 12, 2016. The pill bottle had a label on it that showed it was filled with 45 pills, but there were only two pills left.
The woman told police that she was expecting a visit from law enforcement and that she sells pills for $5 each in order to make enough money to live on. The suspect also told police that she deleted her text messages that were in regards to her selling pills to not incriminate herself.
The suspect was arrested and charged accordingly.
MPD Arrest Report #16-3014