The Columbus Police Department’s targeted approach of focusing on repeat offenders yielded four arrests on warrants, narcotics and firearms related charges earlier this past week, say authorities.
Lt. Matt Harris, CPD spokesman, says that on Tuesday evening, officers arrested 48-year-old Kimberly K. Townsend, of Columbus, on two counts of Dealing in Methamphetamine. Police say that Townsend was part of a multi-month investigation looking into narcotics being sold in the city. Townsend is facing two counts of Dealing Methamphetamine.
On Wednesday evening, Officers Troy Love and Kyle Young reported seeing two wanted persons riding bicycles in the 1300 block of Chestnut Street. Officers arrested 43-year-old Tiffany J. Coleman and 49-year-old and Michael A. Coleman, both of Columbus. While searching Tiffany Coleman, officers allegedly found a pipe containing methamphetamine, as well as a small scale. Michael Coleman allegedly had a marijuana and a small amount of methamphetamine in his possession. Tiffany Coleman was arrested on outstanding Bartholomew County Warrants, along with preliminary charges of Possession of Methamphetamine and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. Police say that Michael Coleman was also wanted on an
outstanding Bartholomew County Warrant. In addition, he is facing preliminary charges of Possession of Marijuana and Possession of Methamphetamine
Later on Wednesday evening, officers arrested an Indianapolis man on several felony charges after a traffic stop. Harris says that, at approximately 10:30 p.m., officers saw 42-year-old Damon L. Bailey driving a vehicle in the 1100 block of Washington Street. The officers noted that Bailey had a suspended driver’s license and he was pulled over a short time later.
Bailey was taken into custody and, while searching him, officers allegedly found methamphetamine and marijuana in a bag in Bailey’s
pants. The officers also found nearly $900 in cash in Bailey’s pockets. Harris says that a loaded handgun with an altered serial number, a digital scale and several small empty plastic bags were also found in Bailey’s vehicle.
Bailey was arrested on preliminary charges of Possession of Heroin, Possession of Methamphetamine, Possession of Heroin within 500 feet of a School, Possession of Methamphetamine within 500 feet of a School, Possession of Marijuana within 500 feet of a School, Possession of Handgun without a License within 500 feet of a School, Possession of Handgun with an Altered Serial Number, Dealing in Methamphetamine
and Dealing in Marijuana.