Two Indianapolis residents are facing drug related charges after a narcotics investigation in Columbus.
According to the Columbus Police Department, officers stopped a vehicle near National Road and Hawcreek Boulevard at about 12:30 p.m. Monday afternoon. A police dog alerted to the smell of narcotics in the vehicle and a a search revealed marijuana, digital scales, numerous plastic bags, Suboxone pills and counterfeit money.
35-year-old Dante R. Gooch, and 32 year old Kylia D. Turner, were taken into custody. Police say that Turner refused a body search at the jail and a search warrant was issued. She was taken to Columbus Regional Hospital for the search, which discovered nearly an ounce of hidden heroin.
Gooch is facing charges of Dealing in a Narcotic Drug, Possession of a Narcotic Drug, a Controlled Substance and Marijuana, Operating a vehicle Without ever Receiving a License and an outstanding Bartholomew County Warrant.
Turner is being accused of Dealing in a Narcotic Drug, Obstruction of Justice, Counterfeiting and for Possession of a Narcotic Drug, a Controlled Substance and Marijuana.
The investigation included the Columbus Intelligence Led Policing Unit and the Bartholomew County Joint Narcotics Enforcement Team.