Columbus, IN—Twelve people are in custody after a Thursday night multi-agency narcotics investigation and warrant service conducted by local law enforcement officers at a Columbus home where officers recovered a large amount of drugs, guns, and currency.
Shortly after 10:00 p.m., officers from the Columbus Police Department SWAT Team, which consists of officers from the Columbus Police Department and the Bartholomew County Sheriff’s Department, served a search warrant at 2127 California Street after receiving information that the house contained narcotics as well as several firearms.
Officers from the Columbus Police Department Intelligence-Led Policing Unit, assisted by Bartholomew County Sheriff’s Department K-9 Diesel and his handler, conducted several traffic stops just prior to the warrant service and arrested the persons below on the following preliminary charges:
Jessica L. Boyce, 40, of Louisville, Kentucky: Possession of a Legend Drug Injection Device
Kendra L. Fields, 23, of Columbus: Possession of a Legend Drug Injection Device, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia
Mark A. Lang, 34, of Columbus: Possession of Methamphetamine, and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia
Alexandra J. Calhoun, 30, of Edinburgh, IN : Possession of Methamphetamine, Possession of a Legend Drug Injection Device
Thomas J. Kooiman, 51, of Columbus: Possession of Marijuana
During the warrant service at the home on California Street, officers and investigators recovered approximately one pound of methamphetamine, a quarter ounce of heroin/fentanyl mixture, marijuana, several controlled substances, as well as drug paraphernalia, syringes, scales, and drug packaging material.
Officers also recovered several long guns including two AR-15 rifles, an AK-47 rifle, four handguns and a large amount of ammunition and U.S. currency. As well as recovered methamphetamine and drug paraphernalia inside the bedroom of a small child who was not home at the time of the warrant service.
The following persons arrested on the preliminary charges below during the warrant service and were incarcerated with a 48-hour hold as the investigation continues today.
Raheem A. Gary, 26, of Columbus: Visiting a Common Nuisance, Bartholomew County Warrant
Leslie L. Carmen, 32, of Columbus: Maintaining a Common Nuisance
Jessica N. Adams, 34, of Columbus: Maintaining a Common Nuisance, Body Attachment Warrant
Dut D. Tong, 26, of Columbus: Visiting a Common Nuisance
Hugo A. Alba, 34, of Columbus: Visiting a Common Nuisance
Rachel A. Cardoso-Nelson, 30, of Clifford, IN: Visiting a Common Nuisance
Brandon Michael Stephens, 26, of Nineveh, IN: Visiting a Common Nuisance
The investigation into the sale of illegal drugs in Columbus and Bartholomew County continues and additional charges are possible in this ongoing investigation.