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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
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