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Police nab convicted meth user at Red Roof Inn

Corey Robert Gill, 25, of South St. Paul has been charged with fifth-degree possession of meth, a felony.

Twice before, he has been convicted of fifth-degree drug possession.

Gill is due in Washington County District Court in July.

According to the complaint:

On May 3, a Woodbury police officer noted a Keeping Our Police Safe (KOPS) alert had been issued on a vehicle parked at the Red Roof Inn. Its owner, Gill, was wanted for alleged third-degree burglary, and the alert was issued by South St. Paul police.

Woodbury police conducted surveillance on Gill's hotel room. When he was spotted, he was arrested. On his person, Gill had two syringes and a small baggie containing 2.6 grams of meth.

Gill told police he was a user for a long time and had received treatment. He thought the baggie contained 1 gram.

One of his previous drug convictions occurred in 2014, the other in January.