Local woman arrested on drug charges after disturbance

Columbus police arrested a local woman on several drug-related charges after being called to a disturbance at her home.

Christyl D. Johnson, 38, 729 Glendale Drive, was arrested on charges of possession of heroin, possession of methamphetamine, possession of a legend drug injection device and possession of drug paraphernalia at about 7:30 p.m. Friday, said Lt. Matt Harris, Columbus Police Department spokesman.

Columbus Police Officer Adam Wisenbaugh was sent to Johnson’s home in regards to a disturbance, Harris said. After arriving at the home, Wisenbaugh saw a syringe containing methamphetamine and other drug paraphernalia inside the home, he said. Police also noted poor living conditions inside the home where a child also resided, Harris said.

Johnson was taken to the Bartholomew County Jail where officers located a small amount of heroin that she had concealed in her clothing, Harris said.

Johnson was released from the jail after posting $75,000 bond, jail officials said. The Department of Child and Family Services is assisting police in the case.

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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.