SWAT team involved in drug raid on Elm Street

Police arrested two local people after recovering methamphetamine, marijuana and counterfeit money during a drug raid on Elm Street.

The Columbus Police Department SWAT team, assisted by the Joint Narcotics Enforcement Team, conducted the raid during the early hours of Wednesday.

The SWAT team was serving a search warrant based on information gathered through a narcotics investigation conducted over several months, said Lt. Matt Harris, Columbus Police Department spokesman.

Officers found what they described as a large amount of methamphetamine and marijuana, in addition to counterfeit money and drug paraphernalia inside the home, Harris said.

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A toddler-age child also was found in the home and was later released to a family member, Harris said.

The narcotics were located in plain view in a bedroom that was accessible to the child, Harris said.

Daniel C. Miller, 24, 1712 Elm St., was arrested on charges of:

Two counts of dealing in methamphetamine

Dealing in marijuana

Maintaining a common nuisance

Neglect of a dependent

Possession of methamphetamine

Possession of marijuana

Counterfeiting

Possession of drug paraphernalia

Possession of a controlled substance

April N. Hupp, 24, of Columbus, was arrested on charges of:

Possession of methamphetamine

Possession of marijuana

Possession of drug paraphernalia

Neglect of a dependent

Maintaining a common nuisance

Miller and Hupp are being held in the Bartholomew County Jail on a 48-hour hold without bond, jail officials said.

Indiana State Police troopers and the Bartholomew County Sheriff’s Department assisted in the investigation, Harris said.

The Joint Narcotics Enforcement Team is a combined unit of the sheriff’s department, Columbus police and the Bartholomew County Prosecutor’s Office.

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Julie McClure is assistant managing editor of The Republic. She can be reached at jmcclure@therepublic.com or (812) 379-5631.