Police arrest 4 people during meth bust in Bartholomew County

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BARTHOLOMEW COUNTY, Ind. — Sunday around 8:30 p.m., Indiana State Police served a search warrant at a residence on Georgetown Road near Columbus resulting in the discovery of methamphetamine and the arrest of four occupants.

The investigation by the State Police began when they responded to assist Bartholomew County probation officers with a home visit at the residence.  During a check of the residence by probation officers, a plastic bag containing approximately 140 grams of suspected crystal methamphetamine was discovered. State police then took the lead in the investigation and obtained a search warrant to search the residence.  During a search, drug paraphernalia was located inside of the residence in addition to the bag of crystal methamphetamine.

Four occupants of the residence were arrested on drug related charges.  William Money, 49, Columbus, was arrested for dealing methamphetamine, possession of methamphetamine and maintaining a common nuisance.  Christina Turnbloom, 27, Columbus, was arrested for dealing methamphetamine, possession of methamphetamine, maintaining a common nuisance, and possession of drug paraphernalia.  Shara Turnbloom, 25, Edinburgh, was arrested for dealing methamphetamine, possession of methamphetamine, and visiting a common nuisance.  Nicole Dennis, 27, Edinburgh, was arrested for dealing methamphetamine, possession of methamphetamine, and visiting a common nuisance.  All four suspects were transported to the Bartholomew County Jail.

All suspects await initial appearances in the Bartholomew County courts.  The investigation is ongoing and more arrests are expected in connection with this case.

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