A suspicious vehicle led to the arrests of three Columbus residents Wednesday afternoon. Caitlyn Gross, spokeswoman for the Bartholomew County Sheriff’s Department, says that at approximately 2:24 p.m., deputies received a tip of a suspicious vehicle in the area of West Shady Lane, possibly being involved with illegal drugs.
Deputy Brandon Sellers found the vehicle leaving the area and initiated a traffic stop for a moving violation. The occupants of the vehicle were identified as 31-year-old Sonja Dougherty, 32-year-old Jessica Hynes and 39-year-old Keith Wilder. Deputy Matt Bush and K9 Diesel arrived to assist and Diesel apparently alerted to the odor of narcotics coming from the vehicle.
During the search of the vehicle, authorities reportedly found multiple syringes and paraphernalia. Deputies later learned that Wilder had an outstanding warrant and an outstanding body attachment.
Dougherty was arrested on preliminary charges of Possession of a Legend Drug Injection Device and Maintaining a Common Nuisance. Dougherty’s bond was set at $65,000
Hynes is facing preliminary charges of Possession of a Legend Drug Injection Device and Visiting a Common Nuisance. Her bond was set at $63,500.
Wilder was arrested for the outstanding warrant and outstanding body attachment. His bond is set at $2,889.26.