Columbus, Greensburg police team up for meth bust

Columbus, Ind. — A joint operation between the Columbus and Greensburg Police Departments has resulted the seizure of a sizable quantity of methamphetamine and six arrests in the Columbus area.

Detectives from Greensburg, Columbus and the Bartholomew County-based Joint Narcotics Task Force Enforcement Team summoned the SWAT after learning the suspects were armed and inside a residence in the 1900 block of Dawnshire Drive in Columbus. Police were able to arrest the following suspects without incident after breaching the property:

  • David Michael Hardin, 43 of Columbus, dealing in methamphetamine greater than 10 grams.
  • Donald Shirley, 53 of Clifford, obstructing justice.
  • Colten Shirley, 24, of Mooresville, visiting a common nuisance.
  • Robert W. Goodin, 46, of Seymour, visiting a common nuisance, possession of heroin and possession of a legend drug injection device.
  • Michael Goodin, 26, of Columbus, visiting a common nuisance.
  • Randall Garris, 45, of Columbus, possession of marijuana and visiting a common nuisance.

Police recovered 50 grams of methamphetamine, marijuana, heroin and two handguns. One suspect suffered a minor dog bite during the apprehension.

This is an ongoing investigation.