Two people were arrested on narcotics charges after Columbus Police officers were sent to the east side of Columbus on a report of shots being fired near McKinley Avenue and Smith Street.
Officers were sent to the area at 2:45 p.m. about a disturbance and then were told there had been shots fired during the disturbance, said Lt. Matt Harris, Columbus Police Department spokesman.
A short time later, officers did a high risk traffic stop of a vehicle that was seen leaving the area where the disturbance occurred, Harris said. Three occupants in the vehicle, Adrian S. Baker, 35, Brownstown, Victoria L. Smith, 18, Seymour and a 15-year-old juvenile were taken into custody, Harris said.
Baker told officers he had been shot but paramedics could not find any gunshot wounds on him, Harris said.
Officers recovered a BB gun from the vehicle and located a small amount of methamphetamine that Baker and Smith had concealed in their clothing, Harris said.
Baker and Smith were taken to the Bartholomew County Jail on a preliminary charge of possession of methamphetamine for each of them, Harris said. The juvenile was released to her parents, Harris said.
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