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Man Arrested at Oak Creek Hotel On Drug Charges

Suspect also checked into another hotel, where he allegedly had more drugs.

A 54-year-old Milwaukee man is facing charges after he was allegedly caught in a heroin transaction at an Oak Creek hotel.

Douglas Edward Gardner was charged in Milwaukee County Circuit Court Thursday with one count of possession with intent to deliver more than 3 grams of a controlled substance. If convicted, he faces up to 15 years in prison and $50,000 in fines.

According to the criminal complaint:

On Monday, Oak Creek police officers received information that a person was going to be involved in a transaction scheduled to take place at , 1201 W. College Ave. Officers surveyed the hotel and interrupted the deal after spotting the person and Gardner.

Gardner had 5.7 grams of heroin in a plastic bag, which he said the other person had just gave him. Police discovered Garner had also checked into a room at the , 6360 S. 13th St. Police searched and found 12.8 grams of marijuana, a burnt spoon and 19 Suboxone pills.

Gardner is currently being held in custody on $2,500 cash bond. 

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