2 Arrested After JNET Investigation

A long-term investigation by the Bartholomew County Joint Narcotics Enforcement Team led to two arrests last week.

According to the Columbus Police Department, the team had received tips that 51-year-old Robert D. Zambrano of Columbus was dealing narcotics out of his home on Ross Street. A search warrant was served on Wednesday and police seized nearly three ounces of methamphetamine, and over three ounces of marijuana along with packaging material, a digital scale, and a large amount of drug paraphernalia.

Zambrano and 34-year-old Ashley N. Gibson, who was staying with Zambrano, were taken into custody.

Zambrano is facing charges of Dealing in Methamphetamine, Maintaining a Common Nuisance, Dealing in Marijuana, and Possession of Paraphernalia.

Gibson is accused of Possession of Methamphetamine, Maintaining a Common Nuisance, and Possession of Paraphernalia.

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 that targets the manufacturing and abuse of dangerous drugs in Columbus and Bartholomew County.