Woman arrested on charges of dealing, possession

COLUMBUS — Columbus police arrested a Bean Blossom woman on multiple drug-related charges after she failed to stop at a Columbus intersection.

Samantha K. Gay was arrested March 30 on charges of dealing in methamphetamine greater than 10 grams; possession of methamphetamine 10 to 28 grams; trafficking with an inmate; possession of a legend drug injection device; false informing; possession of drug paraphernalia; possession of marijuana; and a Brown County arrest warrant for dealing methamphetamine, unlawful possession of a syringe, possession of a controlled substance, possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Columbus police said Sgt. Ben Goodin saw Gay fail to stop at the intersection of Middle Road and Poshard drive. Gay provided Goodin with a driver’s license that belonged to another person, and then falsely identified herself a second time, said Lt. Matt Harris, Columbus Police Department spokesman.

Gay was then identified and arrested, and in the process told police there were narcotics inside the vehicle. Officers found marijuana, pipes with drug residue, two digital scales, 70 syringes as well as additional drug paraphernalia in the vehicle. While being processed at the jail, officers found an additional bag of methamphetamine Gay attempted to conceal in her clothing, Columbus police said.

Gay was implicated in a Brown County drug-dealing operation based on text messages on her mother’s phone. One message suggested that she put drugs in a to-go order of food at the Brown County restaurant where Gay was employed, according to Brown County police reports.