Econo Lodge manager arrested for drug possession
Officers from the Orange Police Department Narcotics Division executed a search warrant at the Econo Lodge, located at 2900 IH-10 in Orange on Friday, July 19.
The search warrant was the result of a lengthy investigation after complaints of drug activity involving the manager of the motel. OPD officers seized over 250 pills of Hydrocodone and Soma.
The manager of the motel, Iqbal Ibrahim Patel, 54, was arrested for possession of a controlled substance.