If the hotel wants to re-open, it will first have to hire professionally licensed environmental hygienists to conduct testing of the building’s interior. After testing has been conducted, those hygienists would then advise the hotel what steps would need to be taken to make the building safe for re-occupation.
According to a police report, Coffield’s girlfriend informed police that he had been making meth in his hotel room, before opting to move in to a wooded area near Interstate 95.
According to the City’s Municipal Code, because the property was used as an illegal drug manufacturing site, the building is considered to be unsafe for use.
Like private property owners, the enormous cost of testing and decontaminating the hotel will be handed to the owners of the property, if they choose to re-open it.