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7 in custody after Columbus drug bust nets $60K in meth, $24K in cash

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Seven people were arrested in Columbus during a drug bust.

Posted: Jan. 8, 2018 1:12 PM

COLUMBUS, Ind. (WISH) — Seven people were arrested in Columbus during a drug bust.

It began at a residence in the 300 block of Hege Avenue when investigators with the Bartholomew County Joint Narcotics Enforcement Team were serving a search warrant.

During the bust, officials confiscated 1.5 pounds of methamphetamine that had an estimated street value of $60,000. Nearly $24,000 in cash was also confiscated from the residence.

Taken into custody were:

• 46-year-old Jason Campell
• 29-year-old Courtney Irvin
• 19-year-old Jayden Campbell
• 19-year-old David Compton
• 27-year-old Phillip Amburgey
• 40-year-old Eric Caldwell
• 59-year-old Roger Leonard

Campell and Irvin face numerous drug related charges while the rest face a preliminary charge of visiting a common nuisance.

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