Three people were arrested Tuesday on a number of drug-related charges as Columbus police investigated a burglary.
While assisting the Columbus Police Department detective division, Columbus COPS officers saw Leeann M. Hoy, 26, Columbus, leave a hotel in the 100 block of Carr Hill Road.
When Hoy saw officers, she attempted to flee, but was arrested a short time later, said Lt. Matt Harris, Columbus Police Department spokesman.
Officers then located Wesley D. Puckett, 36, Edinburgh and Malerie L. Brachear, 30, Taylorsville, inside a hotel room, where officers saw narcotics and drug paraphernalia, Harris said.
Officers also found what appeared to be stolen property inside the hotel room including electronics and a bank card that belonged to the victim of a December 2016 Columbus burglary, Harris said.
Hoy was arrested on charges of a warrant, possession of methamphetamine and unlawful possession of a syringe.
Puckett was arrested on charge of a Brown County warrant, Owen County warrant, possession of methamphetamine, possession of heroin, possession of a syringe and possession of drug paraphernalia.
Brachear was arrested on charges of possession of methamphetamine, possession of heroin, possession of a syringe and possession of drug paraphernalia.
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