Two arrested on drug-dealing charges after shots fired

Photos courtesy of Columbus Police Department
Alhadj Dian

Two people are facing drug-dealing and other related charges after shots were fired at a Columbus apartment complex last week.

Officers evacuated nearby apartments after reports of shots being fired in the 2400 block of Charlestown Place at 1:10 Thursday morning. Columbus police say they found bullet holes in two  apartments.

Police say that 24-year-old Papa M. Sylla, a resident at one of the apartments, told them that he was at home when two men in ski masks tried to push their way inside. Shortly afterwards, several shots were fired into his apartment door, but no one was hit by gunfire.

Papa M. Sylla

Two others in the apartment, 25-year-old Alhadj Diaw and 21-year-old Kedisha Brown were coaxed outside and police searched the apartment, where they discovered hundreds of THC vape cartridges, approximately two pounds of marijuana and psychedelic mushrooms, as well as over $13,000.00 in cash.

Sylla and Diaw are facing charges of dealing in and possessing marijuana, maintaining a common nuisance and possession of a controlled substance.  Brown is being accused of visiting a common nuisance.

Kedisha Brown