Two facing drug-dealing charges after raid on Columbus motel

Photo courtesy of Bartholomew County Sheriff’s Department
Jeremy Hedger. Photo courtesy of Bartholomew County Sheriff’s Department

Two people are facing drug-dealing charges after arrests at a Columbus motel Monday evening.

The Bartholomew County Joint Narcotics Enforcement Team and the Columbus SWAT Team, raided the motel room in the 3400 block of West Jonathan Moore Pike at about 7 Monday night.

44-year-old Jeremy Hedger and 31-year-old Ashley Parrott were taken into custody Hedger was found to be carrying methamphetamine and heroin. Meth and fentanyl were reportedly found in their room.

They are facing charges including dealing heroin, possession of heroin, methamphetamine, a synthetic drug and a controlled substance, along with possession of drug paraphernalia, stolen property and a firearm by a violent felon. They are also being accused of maintaining a common nuisance.

Ashley Parrott. Photo courtesy of Bartholomew County Sheriff’s Department.

The DEA and ATF assisted with the investigation.

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