Police find 25 syringes while investigating road-rage incident

Columbus police arrested three people on drug-related charges after finding 25 syringes and drug paraphernalia in their vehicle while investigating a road-rage complaint.

Police received a 911 call at 3:30 p.m. Friday from a woman who said a vehicle was following her and trying to get her to pull over, said Lt. Matt Harris, Columbus Police Department spokesman.

Officer Ivan Shultz, assisted by Bartholomew County Sheriff’s deputies, stopped the vehicle in the 6000 block of East State Street, Harris said.

Shultz saw a syringe hanging out of the vehicle’s center console and arrested the three individuals inside, Harris said.

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Arrested were:

  • Brent J. Baker, 27, Austin, on a felony charge of possession of a legend drug-injection device. Baker was released on $7,500 bond from the Bartholomew County Jail.
  • Johnathan D. Clark, 28, Austin, on a felony charge of possession of a legend drug-injection device. Clark was released after posting $7,500 bond, jail officials said.
  • Kayla L. Gambrel, 25, Brownstown, on a felony charge of possession of a legend drug-injection device and a misdemeanor charge of possession of drug paraphernalia. Gambrel was released in lieu of $10,000 bond, jail officials said.
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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.