Columbia man arrested for marijuana after hotel search

Ereini Darkhalil, 18, of Columbia

A Columbia man was arrested after police found marijuana in a hotel room.

Officers were called to the Quality Inn in the 1600 block of North Providence Road just before 11 p.m. on Tuesday. They were responding to the smell of marijuana coming from a room, which was registered to Ereini Darkhalil, 18, of Columbia.

Inside the room police found over 78 grams of marijuana in a large plastic bag, a digital scale, Ziploc bags, and $80 in cash.

Darkhalil was searched by police after he returned to the hotel. He was in possession of the room key, and $357 in cash.

He was arrested for possession with the intent to distribute, and possession of drug paraphernalia.

His bond was set at $500.