Three more involved in jail contraband trafficking

COLUMBUS, Ind. – The Joint Narcotics Enforcement Team (JNET) continues to investigate the trafficking of illegal narcotics and contraband being brought into Bartholomew County Jail. Since drugs were allegedly found inside the body cavity of inmate Kristin Hunter, last week, JNET has identified three additional individuals involved in the Hunter case. All four now have multiple charges stemming from this investigation.

Kristen Hunter, 34, of Columbus, remains in the Bartholomew County Jail on charges of a dealing narcotic drug, possession of a controlled substance, possession of heroin, and trafficking with an inmate.

JNET investigators say a second female inmate was found to have narcotics hidden in a body cavity. Breanna Meier, 26, of Columbus, remains in jail on preliminary charges of dealing in cocaine, conspiracy to dealing in a narcotic, conspiracy to commit trafficking with an inmate, false informing, false identity, possession of methamphetamine, and possession of paraphernalia.

Two males, Ivan Hendrickson, Jr., 40, and Tyler Green, 26, both of Columbus, remain incarcerated with additional drug-related charges.

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

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