News Sections
Bartholomew Co. Sheriff's Officers Arrest Several After Drug Investigation
Updated June 9, 2017 3:13 AM | Filed under: Crime
 Print    Archive    RSS
From left to right: Cameron Agnew, Kristen Parris, Darlene Richey, Shawn Asher, Rachel Allen, Jonathan Villegas, Chad Phillips

(BARTHOLOMEW CO.) - The Joint Narcotics Enforcement Team (JNET) and the Bartholomew County Sheriff's Office have arrested several alleged drug dealers after an extensive investigation.

FOX59 News reports, on multiple occasions, the suspects sold narcotics to undercover officers and warrants were served.

All of the following individuals were arrested on suspicion of dealing drugs:

  • Cameron Agnew, 22, of Columbus, charged with dealing heroin
  • Kristen Parris, 25, of Columbus, two counts of dealing heroin
  • Connie Richey, 52, of Columbus, two counts of dealing heroin
  • Rachel Allen, 30, charged with dealing heroin
  • Jeffery Melvin, dealing methamphetamine
  • Shawn Asher, 37, two counts of dealing methamphetamine
  • Jonathon Villegas, 23, of Columbus, dealing heroin
  • Chad Phillips, 37, of Columbus, dealing methamphetamine

Other investigations stemming from these arrests are ongoing.

"Our relationship with federal drug enforcement efforts has allowed JNET to investigate crimes they would not previously have had the resources to address, increase funding, manpower and other resources that are necessary for such investigations and increase intelligence information gathering and sharing," said Bartholomew County Sheriff Matthew A. Myers.

The Joint Narcotics Enforcement Team, a combined unit of the Bartholomew County Sheriff's Office, the Columbus Police Department and the Bartholomew County Prosecutor's Office, is proactively targeting the manufacturing and abuse of dangerous drugs in Columbus and Bartholomew County.

« Previous Article
Next Article »

 Print    Archive    RSS

Have a question or comment about a news story? Send it to

Advertise with 1340 AM WBIW
Find more about Weather in Bedford, IN
Advertise with 1340 AM WBIW

1340 AM WBIW, Bedford's Place To Talk. Serving Lawrence and surrounding counties since 1948!

© 2018 Ad-Venture Media, Inc. All Rights Reserved. and Listen Live Powered by HPC

Advertise  |  Careers  |  Contests  |  About  |  Feedback  |  Public File