Printed from:

Welcome to Columbia Magazine  

CPD: Welfare check leads to heroin charge

By Officer Adam Cravens, PIO
Columbia Police Department

On Sunday evening, June 28, 2020, officers from the Columbia Police Department responded to a welfare check in the Walmart parking lot.

Upon locating described vehicle and party, officers found a female inside a Ford Explorer, passed out.

After waking the female it was determined that she was under the influence. A subsequent search of the vehicle yielded findings of suspected heroin located in a dollar bill and paper, and the female was taken into custody.

Rachel Gaskins, 30, of Knifley, has been charged with numerous traffic violations as well as public intoxication, providing officers with false identification, possession of a controlled substance, and possession of heroin.

Gaskins was additionally served three active warrants from Taylor and Adair Counties pertaining to previous drug charges.

Officer Evan Burton Was the arresting Officer. He was assisted on scene by Officer Drew Conn.

This story was posted on 2020-06-29 06:18:45
Printable: this page is now automatically formatted for printing.
Have comments or corrections for this story? Use our contact form and let us know.


Quick Links to Popular Features

Looking for a story or picture?
Try our Photo Archive or our Stories Archive for all the information that's appeared on


Contact us: Columbia Magazine and are published by D'Zine, Ltd., PO Box 906, Columbia, KY 42728.
Phone: 270.403.0017

Please use our contact page, or send questions about technical issues with this site to All logos and trademarks used on this site are property of their respective owners. All comments remain the property and responsibility of their posters, all articles and photos remain the property of their creators, and all the rest is copyright 1995-Present by Columbia! Magazine and D'Zine, Ltd. Privacy policy: use of this site requires no sharing of information. Voluntarily shared information may be published and made available to the public on this site and/or stored electronically. Anonymous submissions will be subject to additional verification. Cookies are not required to use our site. However, if you have cookies enabled in your web browser, some of our advertisers may use cookies for interest-based advertising across multiple domains. For more information about third-party advertising, visit the NAI web privacy site.