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Six Arrested After Police Raid Columbus Home
Updated July 18, 2017 6:53 AM | Filed under: Crime
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(COLUMBUS) - Six people were arrested last week on drug charges after a citizen's tip led police to raid a home on 13th Street.

The Bartholomew County Joint Narcotics Enforcement Team raid involved the Indiana State Police, Bartholomew County deputies and Columbus police officers.

Police say that a concerned citizen contacted the Indiana State Police Versailles post about suspicious activity at the home in the 3100 block of 13th Street. That started an investigation which led to the raid on Thursday that uncovered heroin, methamphetamine and marijuana.

The target of the raid was 34-year-old James F. Woods II, of Base Road, who was found to be leaving the property just before the search warrant was served, according to police reports. His vehicle was stopped at Gladstone and McKinley Avenues. He was arrested along with a passenger, 29-year-old Christopher Tays of Franklin, after a search of the car and occupants revealed drugs, drug paraphernalia and a handgun.

The raid revealed an unidentified powdery material throughout the home. That led police to call in the Indiana State Police drug lab team, who wore hazmat suits to secure the scene.

Four people were arrested in and around the home.

42-year-old Michelle Clark of Columbus and 45-year-old Mackcena Kirby of Bloomington, and 28-year-old Whitney Bunting of Columbus were found inside the home and arrested.

Prior to the raid, 51-year-old Timothy Dunham of Columbus, was seen outside the home adjusting items inside the trunk and hood of a vehicle. A search revealed those areas of the car contained marijuana, heroin, syringes, drug paraphernalia, and a controlled substance.

Those arrested, and the charges against them include:

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James F. Wood II -
Indiana Department of Corrections Nationwide Extradition Warrant
Maintaining a Common Nuisance
Dealing Heroin
Dealing Methamphetamine
Possession of Heroin
Possession of Methamphetamine
Possession of Marijuana
Possession of Handgun by Serious Violent Felon
Possession of Handgun without a License
Possession of Syringe
Possession of Paraphernalia

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Christopher L. Tays:
​Visiting a Common Nuisance
Trafficking with an Inmate
Possession of Heroin X2
Possession of Syringe X2
Possession of Paraphernalia X2

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Michelle S. Clark -
Maintaining a Common Nuisance
Possession of Heroin
Possession of Methamphetamine
Possession of Marijuana
Possession of Syringe
Possession of Controlled Substance
Possession of Paraphernalia

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Whitney A. Bunting -
Maintaining a Common Nuisance
Possession of Heroin
Possession of Methamphetamine
Possession of Syringe
Possession of Paraphernalia

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Timothy Dunham -
Maintaining a Common Nuisance
Visiting a Common Nuisance
Possession of Heroin
Possession of Marijuana
Possession of Syringe
Possession of Controlled Substance
Possession of Paraphernalia

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Mackcena G. Kirby -
​Monroe County Warrant
Maintaining a Common Nuisance
Visiting a Common Nuisance
Possession of Heroin
Possession of Methamphetamine
Possession of Marijuana
Possession of Syringe
Possession of Paraphernalia
False Informing



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