Six arrested after JNET finds meth lab inside Columbus home

Weapons and a meth lab were found in a home searched by JNET officers Tuesday night. Photo provided

COLUMBUS, Ind. — Six people were arrested after law enforcement officers located weapons and a methamphetamine lab inside a Columbus home Tuesday night.

Shortly after 10:30 p.m., officers from the Columbus Police Department SWAT Team, which is comprised of officers from CPD as well as the Bartholomew County Sheriff’s Office, served a search warrant at 150 S. Brooks St. The search warrant was part of an ongoing JNET investigation regarding weapons and illegal narcotics.

During a search of the home, officers located several firearms, one of which had the serial
number removed. The officers also located drug paraphernalia, 73 grams of methamphetamine, along with a methamphetamine lab inside the home.
The following persons were taken into custody and remanded on the preliminary charges listed below:
— Matthew J. Havidic, 58, Columbus: Maintaining a common nuisance, possession of drug
— Randall W. Garris, 50, Columbus: Visiting a common nuisance, warrant
— Angel D. Sanders, 45, North Vernon: Visiting a common nuisance

Darlene A. Jenkins, 56, Columbus: Visiting a common nuisance
— Jason L. Fields, 43, Columbus: Visiting a common nuisance
— Joshua V. Dewey, 40, Columbus, initially transported to Columbus Regional Hospital where he remains in police custody. Upon his discharge, he will be remanded to the Bartholomew County Jail on the following preliminary charges: Dealing in methamphetamine, manufacturing methamphetamine, possession of a firearm by a serious violent felon, possession of methamphetamine, possession of drug paraphernalia,  possession of a firearm with an obliterated serial number, maintaining a common nuisance.
For more on this story, see Thursday’s Republic.