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Drug buy leads to Indy man’s arrest

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Timothy Ford

Columbus Police narcotics detectives arrested an Indianapolis man Wednesday after making a controlled drug buy of more than $2,000 worth of heroin in Edinburgh.

About 20 grams of heroin were purchased from Timothy Ford Jr., 21, Indianapolis, about 5:30 p.m., Columbus Police said. The heroin was to be sold in Bartholomew County, police said.

Police arrested Ford in the 11000 block of North Executive Drive in Edinburgh, said Lt. Matt Myers, Columbus Police Department spokesman.


Ford is being held without bond on a 48-hour hold at the Bartholomew County Jail on a Class A felony charge of dealing in heroin over 3 grams.

More arrests may be made as the investigation progresses, Myers said.

He described the arrest as significant in that it could reduce distribution of heroin into Bartholomew County.

Mayor Kristen Brown said the arrest represented “stellar work” by the Columbus police and shows the city’s focus of tackling the heroin issue here aggressively.

Brown said the city will continue to focus on cutting off the supply here but also needs to work the “demand” side for heroin, focusing on the longer-term problem of finding solutions to illegal drug use and addiction.

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