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CPD makes multiple drug arrests

By Officer Adam Cravens, PIO
Columbia Police Department

The Columbia Police Department has made two separate arrests, Wednesday, August 11, 2021, with both instances pertaining to drug related offenses.

The first occurrence took place when probation and parole contacted on duty Officers for a female in their office attempting to conceal a bottle of urine for a drug test which still subsequently tested for methamphetamine.

Tia Hancock, 28, of Cumberland County, was placed in custody and has been charged with tampering with physical evidence.

In a separate instance, Officers were called to Bomar Heights for an individual who appeared intoxicated. A male subject was located and initially charged with public intoxication. Officers obtained permission to search a nearby residence where party was staying, and located narcotics suspected of being methamphetamine.

Charles Neal, 36, of Columbia, was additionally charged with possession of a controlled substance methamphetamine.

Officer Justin Cross and Sgt Drew Conn were the arresting Officers.

This story was posted on 2021-08-11 19:15:48
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