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Last updated on Friday, May 24, 2013
(COLUMBUS) - Ten people were arrested in Bartholomew County Wednesday after police received an anonymous tip about suspicious activity at two Columbus homes, Indiana State Police said.
Detectives said a home on Spring Valley Road was under surveillance and that multiple vehicles were seen coming and going. Troopers said they suspected hand-to-hand drug transactions and stopped a driver near the home.
Police said the driver, 43-year-old William McClintock of Columbus, was questioned by police. After questioning, police took five people at the home into custody.
Further investigation led police to a second home on Fall Valley Road in Columbus where four more people were taken into custody.
Police released the names of the following suspects who were arrested:
Brandon Fields, 31, of Columbus, charged with dealing meth, possession of marijuana and maintaining a common nuisance. He also had an outstanding warrant for meth possession linked to another investigation, police said.
Kyra Miller, 25, of Columbus, charged with possession of a hypodermic needle and visiting a common nuisance.
Kathy Cox, 60, of Columbus, charged with dealing meth and possession of marijuana.
Mark Pagels, 34, of Columbus, charged with dealing meth and possession of a hypodermic needle.
Zachariah Gruber, 32, of Columbus; Tyler Golden, 20, and Dustin Evans, 23, both of Edinburgh, and Larry Monzingo, 39, of Greensburg, all faced charges of visiting a common nuisance.
McClintock faced a felony charge of possession of Anhydrous Ammonia.
All the suspects were being held at the Bartholomew County Jail.
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