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Contraband found in body cavity of Bartholomew Co. Jail inmate leads to JNET investigation: three more arrests

Following recent incidents of contraband being found in the Bartholomew County Jail, the Joint Narcotics Enforcement Team (JNET), has continued to investigate the trafficking of illegal narcotics and contraband being brought into BCJ.

Since contraband was found inside the body cavity of Kristin Hunter last week, JNET has identified three additional individuals involved in the Hunter case.  All four individuals now have multiple charges stemming from this investigation.

Kristen Hunter, 34, Columbus, remains in the Bartholomew County Jail in lieu of $577,500 bond on preliminary charges of:

Dealing Narcotic Drug

Possession of a Controlled Substance

Possession of Heroin

Trafficking with an Inmate

The investigation also led to a second female inmate who was found to have narcotics hidden in a body cavity.   Breanna Meier, 26, Columbus remains in BCJ in lieu of $633,500 bond on preliminary charges of:

Dealing in Cocaine

Conspiracy to commit Dealing in Narcotic

Conspiracy to commit Trafficking with an Inmate

False Informing

False Identity

Possession of Methamphetamine

Possession of Paraphernalia

Two other individuals involved in the Kristin Hunter case are:  Ivan Hendrickson, Jr., 40, Columbus and Tyler Green, 26, Columbus.

Hendrickson, Jr., remains in BCJ in lieu of $600,000 bond on preliminary charges of:

Count 1:  Dealing in a Narcotic Drug

Count 2:  Conspiracy to commit Dealing in a Narcotic Drug

Green remains in BCJ in lieu of $500,000 bond on preliminary charges of:

Count 1:  Conspiracy to commit Dealing in a Narcotic Drug

Count 2:  Conspiracy to commit Trafficking with an Inmate

“We will not stand for trafficking in the Bartholomew County Jail” said Chief Deputy Major Chris Lane.   “We will investigate to the fullest and make sure those who are in our jail with contraband and those who bring drugs and other contraband in from the outside, are held accountable”, added Lane.

The Joint Narcotics Enforcement Team, a combined unit of the Bartholomew County Sheriff’s Office, the Columbus Police Department and the Bartholomew County Prosecutor’s Office, is proactively targeting the manufacturing and abuse of dangerous drugs in Columbus and Bartholomew County.

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