Six arrested after pot smelled from Columbus home

Columbus police say an investigation into suspicious activity at a home Monday led to the arrest of six people on drug-related charges.

According to Columbus Police Department, officers received reports about suspicious activity and were conducting extra patrols in the area of a home in the 800 block of Wilson Street at about 5:30 p.m. Monday afternoon. That’s when police noticed several people standing outside the home. During a conversation, police also noticed the strong smell of burning marijuana, especially when the back door of the home was opened.

Police detained several people while they served a search warrant on the home. The search found drug paraphernalia including multiple syringes, digital scales and glass pipes, along with marijuana, and methamphetamine.

Police say that due to the poor conditions inside the home, Columbus Code Enforcement was alerted to the hazard.

Those arrested include 39-year-old Angel L. Abbott of Columbus who is facing the most serious charges including possession of meth, a narcotic, legend drugs, several syringes and a substance that was being represented as a controlled substance, as well as visiting a common nuisance.

36-year-old Tammy F. Schwind of Columbus is being accused of maintaining a Common Nuisance as well as for possessing meth, a legend drug and drug paraphernalia. And 42-year-old Brooks M. Hornbeck, of Columbus is facing a charge of possessing meth, as well as visiting a Common Nuisance.

Three more people were charged with visiting a common nuisance: Jaydon M. Gilmore, 24, of Columbus; Daniel S. Houchens, 32, of Columbus and Demarcis C. Scrogham, 28, of Columbus.