Four arrested after downtown Columbus overdose

Four people have been arrested in a drug-dealing investigation following an overdose in downtown Columbus.

According to Columbus Police Department, officers with the Bartholomew County Joint Narcotics Enforcement Team and the Columbus Intelligence Led Policing Unit received tips about drug-dealing at a home in the 300 block of Cleveland Street. On May 16th, officers were called to the home after a man overdosed and was taken to the hospital for treatment.

A search warrant was served at the home and officers recovered more than 50 grams of methamphetamine, along with packaging materials, digital scales, syringes and other drug paraphernalia.

Police arrested 37-year-old Jessica Comstock of Columbus on charges including dealing in methamphetamine, possession of methamphetamine, neglect of a dependent, maintaining a common nuisance and for possessing a syringe and drug paraphernalia.

Police say that 35-year-old Keith Cherry was not home at the time of the search but an arrested warrant was issued and he was picked up in the 5200 block of South Pine Street on Thursday. He is facing charges including dealing in methamphetamine and maintaining a common nuisance.

Police also arrested 29-year-old Dustin Harden on charges of maintaining a common nuisance and possession of a narcotic drug, and 20-year-old Chase Barnhart on a charge of visiting a common nuisance.

Photos courtesy of Columbus Police Department

Keith Cherry
Jessica Comstock
Dustin Harden
Chase Barnhart