(COLUMBUS) — A multi-agency narcotics investigation resulted in the arrest of two people on drug and gun charges in Columbus on Tuesday.
The Columbus/Bartholomew County Joint Narcotics Enforcement Team (JNET) along with the Columbus Police Department and Indiana State Police conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle leaving a hotel on the west side of Columbus.
Police found four pounds of marijuana, cash and a handgun during a search of the vehicle.
Police arrested the driver, 45-year-old Shawn Vanarsdale, of Columbus, and his passenger, 42-year-old Nicole Spatola, of Columbus. Both were transported to the Bartholomew County Jail.
Vanarsdale is facing charges of dealing meth, dealing marijuana, possession of meth and marijuana, and possession of a handgun without a permit. Spatola faces a charge of possession of meth.
Police obtained a search warrant for the hotel room that Vanarsdale checked into earlier Tuesday.
Indiana State Police troopers found 408 grams of meth and drug paraphernalia including a scale and several glass pipes.
Authorities said additional charges are possible and the investigation is ongoing.