Morgantown woman arrested on 8 charges; offenses include drug related, trafficking inmate

Columbus police arrested a Morgantown woman for multiple drug-related offenses after she failed to stop at a local intersection.

Samantha K. Gay, 27, was arrested on charges of:

  • Dealing in methamphetamine greater than 10 grams
  • Possession of methamphetamine between 10 and 28 grams
  • Trafficking with an inmate
  • Possession of a legend drug-injection device
  • False informing
  • Possession of drug paraphernalia
  • Possession of marijuana
  • Brown County arrest warrant for dealing methamphetamine, unlawful possession of a syringe, possession of a controlled substance, possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia

Columbus police said Sgt. Ben Goodin saw Gay fail to stop at the intersection of Middle Road and Poshard drive at 2 p.m. Thursday and stopped the vehicle.

The Morgan County resident provided Goodin with a driver’s license that belonged to another person, and then falsely identified herself a second time, said Lt. Matt Harris, Columbus Police Department spokesman.

Gay was then identified and arrested, and in the process told police there were narcotics inside the vehicle, Harris said.

Officers found marijuana, pipes with drug residue, two digital scales, 70 syringes as well as additional drug paraphernalia in the vehicle, Harris said.

While being processed at the jail, officers found an additional bag of methamphetamine Gay attempted to conceal in her clothing, Harris said. Police also learned Gay had a Brown County warrant for her arrest.

Gay is being held without bond in the Bartholomew County Jail, jail officials said.