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6 arrested on narcotics charges


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Six Columbus residents were arrested Sunday night after marijuana and other drug-related items were found in a unit of the Quail Run Apartments, police said.

Those arrested on preliminary charges of maintaining a common nuisance were identified as:

Belito Correa, 18, 1050 Kelli Drive

Marcos Correa, 20, 1050 Kelli Drive

Andrea Ford, 20, 8641 West Old Nashville Road

Rosita Montoya, 51, 1050 Kelli Drive

Arturo Solis, 20, 2723 Tyler Drive

Carlos Torres, 33. 2723 Tyler Drive

At about 8:10 p.m. Sunday, the Columbus Police Department received an anonymous report of a narcotics odor coming from an apartment off Kelli Drive, Columbus Police spokesman Sgt. Matt Harris said.

Upon confirming the odor was marijuana, officers attempted to question a number of residents but received little cooperation in their investigation, Harris said.

After obtaining a search warrant, the officers entered the apartment and found nearly six grams of marijuana, as well as a large amount of drug paraphernalia that included digital scales and smoking devices, Harris said.

The six individuals inside the unit were taken to the Bartholomew County Jail, where bond for the Level 6 felony was set at $7,500 surety or $750 cash bond for each person.

A conviction carries a penalty of six months to two years imprisonment, as well as fines of up to $10,000. Formal charges, if any, will be determined by the office of Bartholomew County Prosecutor Bill Nash.

As of late Monday morning, only Ford had been released after posting bond, a jail spokeswoman said.

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