Another female Bartholomew County Jail inmate has been found allegedly hiding drugs in a body cavity.
This marks the third incident in the past few weeks.
The county Joint Narcotics Enforcement Team has been investigating trafficking of illegal narcotics and other contraband being brought into the jail. They are reporting that the investigation into an incident last month led to the third female inmate accused of smuggling drugs into the jail, 26 year old Breanna Meier of Columbus.
She is facing new preliminary charges of dealing in cocaine, conspiracy to deal narcotics and to traffic with an inmate, false informing, false identity and possession of methamphetamine and drug paraphernalia. Her bond has been set at $633,500
The previous investigation involved 34-year-old Kristen Hunter of Columbus who was first identified as smuggling drugs in late February. She had been sentenced to 30 days in jail for possession of a controlled substance. But a tip led to a search that recovered two and a half grams of heroin, suboxone pills and cigarettes hidden inside her. Two men have been implicated in that case, according to deputies.
40-year-old Ivan Hendrickson of Columbus is facing new charges of dealing in narcotics and conspiracy to deal narcotics. 26-year-old Tyler Green of Columbus is being charged with conspiracy to deal narcotics and conspiracy to traffic with an inmate.
Hendrickson is being held in lieu of $600,000 bond and Green on $500,000 bond.