9 arrested in Columbus drug investigation

Police in Columbus founds drugs, guns and paraphernalia in a raid of a home. (Columbus Police Department)
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COLUMBUS, Ind. (WTHR) — Nine people are in custody for drugs and weapons charges after an investigation that started with a traffic stop.

Columbus Police officers pulled over a car Monday with Michael A. Coleman, 53, Philip Brantley, 55 inside. Officers searched the car and found a rifle and drugs. Police arrested both men and got a search warrant for Coleman's home near 10th and Chestnut streets in Columbus.

When the CPD SWAT team raided Coleman's apartment, they found a handgun, drug paraphernalia, heroin and approximately 20 grams of marijuana. Seven people were inside the home at the time of the raid. They were all taken into custody.

The suspects are facing the following charges:

  • Michael A. Coleman, 53, of Columbus: Maintaining a Common Nuisance, Possession of Methamphetamine, Possession of Marijuana, Possession of a Firearm by a Serious Violent Felon, Open Container Violation, and Violation of an Emergency Order
  • Philip Brantley, 55, of Columbus: Violation of an Emergency Order
  • Darlene A. Jenkins, 54, of Columbus: Maintaining a Common Nuisance, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia
  • Alexus R. Jenkins, 23, of Bloomington: Visiting a Common Nuisance, Possession of Heroin, Possession of Marijuana, Possession of Paraphernalia
  • Scott W. Bryant, 53, of Columbus: Visiting a Common Nuisance, Possession of Heroin, Possession of Marijuana, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia
  • Teyon Montgomery, 19, of Columbus: Visiting a Common Nuisance, Possession of Heroin, Possession of Marijuana, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, Possession of Handgun Without a Permit
  • Kaila Supernovich, 21, of Columbus: Visiting a Common Nuisance, Possession of Heroin, Possession of Marijuana, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia
  • Brian Avery Jones Jr., 26, of Columbus: Visiting a Common Nuisance, Possession of Heroin, Possession of Marijuana, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia
  • Kwayshar Booker, 25, of Columbus: Visiting a Common Nuisance, Possession of Heroin, Possession of Marijuana, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia

Police are still investigating whether drug sales played a role in the case. More charges are possible.