Four people were arrested after an investigation into drug dealing involving Xanax-laced candy out of a home on the east side of Columbus.
The Bartholomew County Joint Narcotics Enforcement Team arrested two men and a juvenile after receiving multiple complaints about possible drug activity at 801 McClure Road, police said. During the investigation, detectives learned that people inside the home were dealing narcotics including marijuana, Xanax pills and LSD.
On Wednesday night, Parker R. Broady, 21, Columbus, was observed leaving the McClure Road residence and was arrested on preliminary charges of dealing marijuana and dealing in a Schedule IV substance (Xanax) after officers found the drugs in a backpack in his vehicle, police said.
Officers served a search warrant overnight Thursday at the McClure Road residence and found marijuana and LSD inside the home. Arrested were:
- Darrion G. Phillips, 18, Columbus on charges of possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of a controlled substance, maintaining a common nuisance, possession of marijuana and illegal possession of alcohol.
- Terrell A. Davis, 18, Columbus, on charges of possession of drug paraphernalia, illegal possession of alcohol, visiting a common nuisance and possession of marijuana.
- A 17-year-old juvenile was arrested in the home when the search warrant was served.
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