Two arrested after warrants served at local motel

Drug-related items found in a Columbus motel room where two people were arrested Monday. Photo provided

The Bartholomew County Joint Narcotics Enforcement Team (JNET), with the assistance of the Columbus SWAT Team, made two arrests at a local motel.

JNET and the SWAT team served warrants at 3445 W. Jonathan Moore Pike at 7 p.m. Monday, according to a release from the Bartholomew County Sheriff’s Department.

Jeremy Hedger, 44, Columbus, and Ashley Parrott, 31, Columbus, were arrested on multiple charges, according to police.

Jeremy Hedger
Jeremy Hedger
Ashley Parrott
Ashley Parrott


Heroin and methamphetamine were found on Hedger’s person. Methamphetamine and suspected fentanyl were located inside their motel room, police said.

Hedger and Parrott were taken to the Bartholomew County Jail on preliminary charges of:

  • Possession of a firearm by a violent felon
  • Possession of stolen property
  • Dealing in heroin
  • Possession of heroin
  • Possession of methamphetamine
  • Possession of a controlled substance
  • Maintaining a common nuisance
  • Possession of paraphernalia
  • Possession of a synthetic drug

Hedger remains in BCJ without bond. Parrott remains in BCJ in lieu of a $325,000 bond.

DEA (Drug Enforcement Administration) and ATF (Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives) assisted with the investigation.

The Joint Narcotics Enforcement Team, a combined unit of the Bartholomew County Sheriff’s Office, the Columbus Police Department and the Bartholomew County Prosecutor’s Office is proactively targeting the manufacturing and abuse of dangerous drugs in Columbus and Bartholomew County.