Two arrested after investigation into drug trafficking

Chandler B. Goodard. Photo courtesy of Columbus Police Department.

Two Columbus residents are being accused of bringing fentanyl and heroin into the community and selling it here. That is after a long investigation by the county Joint Narcotics Enforcement Team concluded the drugs were being smuggled in from Cincinnati.

After securing arrest warrants for 20-year-old Chandler B. Goddard and 23-year-old Bradley A. McRae, their vehicle was stopped Friday afternoon near Hartsville. A Bartholomew County sheriff’s department police dog alerted to the odor of narcotics and officers located fentanyl inside Goddard’s purse. Goddard was also found to be carrying a quarter ounce of fentanyl in a body cavity.

Bradley A. McRae. Photo courtesy of Columbus Police Department.

Goddard is facing preliminary charges of dealing in a narcotic drug along with possession of narcotics, marijuana and drug paraphernalia. McRae is being accused of dealing in narcotics and driving while suspended with a prior conviction.