Tina Powell, 48, of Bellefontaine, was issued a citation for unclean habitations by officers of the Bellefontaine Police Department following an investigation into the unsanitary conditions of a hotel room she was staying in at the Comfort Inn.
Police were dispatched around 1:20 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 17, to the hotel at 260 Northview Drive, on a report that Powell had checked into the hotel with her nine dogs and was refusing to leave.
Officers made contact with Powell and her six pit bulls and three puppies and were taken back to a room she had checked into a couple days earlier. Powell told police her house had previously sold and she was waiting to get into her new residence, and so she checked into the hotel.
The smell of dog urine became unbearable even before police arrived at the room, officers report. The general manager at the hotel gave police a rag to cover their nose to protect against the stench.
Carpet was pulled up and blankets were chewed, officers report. Also, a large wet spot also was observed on the bed, police reported.
Powell was also given a bill for $3,639 from the hotel for the damages and relevant fees associated with her stay.