A burglary investigation led Columbus police to arrest three people on drug charges in a westside hotel.
Detectives were watching a hotel room at about 6:40 p.m. Tuesday evening in the 100 block of Carr Hill Road when they saw 26-year-old Leeann M. Hoy of Columbus leave the room. She was wanted on a Bartholomew County warrant and when police approached, she tried to flee says Lt. Matt Harris, spokesman for the Columbus police.
Officers found 36-year-old Wesley D. Puckett of Edinburgh inside the room, who was wanted on warrants from Brown and Owen counties. Police also found in the room what appeared to be narcotics, drug paraphernalia, stolen electronics and a bank card stolen during a December Columbus burglary, Harris says.
Hoy was arrested on the warrant as well as preliminary charges of possession of methamphetamine and a syringe.
Puckett was arrested on the warrants as well as new charges of possession of methamphetamine, heroin, a syringe and of drug paraphernalia.
A third person in the room, 30-year-old Malerie L. Brachear of Taylorsville was arrested and is facing preliminary charges of possession of methamphetamine, heroin, a syringe and of drug paraphernalia.