Nine Arrested in Drug Bust in Columbus

(COLUMBUS) – Nine people were arrested during an investigation into drugs and guns in downtown Columbus on Monday.

According to the Bartholomew County Joint Narcotics Enforcement Team, officers from the Columbus Police Department Intelligence Led Policing Unit stopped a vehicle occupied by 53-year-old Michael A. Coleman and 55-year-old Philip Brantley, both of Columbus.

A search uncovered a rifle and drugs in the vehicle.

Michael Coleman

Coleman was arrested on charges of maintaining a common nuisance, possession of meth, possession of marijuana, possession of a firearm by a serious violent felon, open container of an alcoholic beverage, and violation of an emergency order.

Philip Brantley

Brantley is accused of violation of an emergency order

The Columbus Police Department SWAT team served a search warrant on Coleman’s apartment in the 1000 block of Chestnut Street at just before midnight. Investigators discovered a handgun, drug paraphernalia, heroin, and approximately 20 grams of marijuana inside the apartment.

Seven people inside the apartment were arrested.

Darlene A. Jenkins

Darlene A. Jenkins, 54, of Columbus, is facing charges of maintaining a common nuisance, and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Alexus R. Jenkins

Alexus R. Jenkins, 23, of Bloomington, was arrested on charges of visiting a common nuisance, possession of heroin, possession of marijuana, and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Scott W. Bryant

Scott W. Bryant, 53, of Columbus, is facing charges of visiting a common nuisance, possession of heroin, possession of marijuana, and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Teyon Montgomery

Teyon Montgomery, 19, of Columbus, was arrested on charges of visiting a common nuisance, possession of heroin, possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia, and possession of a handgun without a permit.

Kaila Supernovich

Kaila Supernovich, 21, of Columbus, is facing charges of visiting a common nuisance, possession of heroin, possession of marijuana, and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Brian Avery Jones Jr.

Brian Avery Jones Jr., 26, of Columbus, was arrested on charges of visiting a common nuisance, possession of heroin, possession of marijuana, and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Kwayshar Booker

Kwayshar Booker, 25, of Columbus, is facing charges of visiting a common nuisance, possession of heroin, possession of marijuana, and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Additional charges are possible in this ongoing investigation.

The Joint Narcotics Enforcement Team is a combined unit of the Bartholomew County Sheriffs Office, the Columbus Police Department and the Bartholomew County Prosecutors Office that targets the manufacturing and abuse of dangerous drugs in Columbus and Bartholomew County.

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