New arrests made in Xanax-laced candy case

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, of 2840 Two Worlds Drive, 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. He is being held with no bond in the Bartholomew County Jail, jail officials said.

Officers served a search warrant overnight Thursday at the McClure Road residence and found marijuana and LSD inside the home. Arrested were:

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  • Darrion G. Phillips, 18, of 801 McClure Road, on charges of possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of a controlled substance, maintaining a common nuisance, possession of marijuana and illegal possession of alcohol. He is being held without bond in the Bartholomew County Jail, jail officials said.
  • Terrell A. Davis, 18, of 2819½ Camelot Lane, on charges of possession of drug paraphernalia, illegal possession of alcohol, visiting a common nuisance and possession of marijuana. He is being held without bond in the Bartholomew County Jail, jail officials said.

A 17-year-old juvenile was also arrested at the McClure Road residence, police said.

Officers from the Columbus Police Department assisted with the arrests.