A Morgantown woman was arrested on drug charges police say she failed to stop at an intersection on Thursday afternoon. Lt. Matt Harris, spokesman for the Columbus Police Department, says that Sgt. Ben Goodin saw the violation at Middle Road and Poshard Drive shortly after 2 p.m. During the traffic stop, Goodin said the driver appeared visibly nervous and did not make eye contact with him. The woman allegedly gave officers a driver license that belonged to someone else. Harris says the woman then falsely identified herself a second time. Officers determined a short time later that the driver was 37-year-old Samantha K. Gay. Harris says that Gay was taken into custody and told police that there were drugs inside the vehicle. During a search of Gay’s purse, officers reportedly found seven bags of methamphetamine. Police also allegedly found marijuana, pipes with drug residue, two digital scales, 70 syringes and other drug paraphernalia in the vehicle.
Gay was arrested and taken to the Bartholomew County Jail. While there, officers reported finding an additional bag of methamphetamine that Gay had tried to hide in her clothing. They also learned that the woman was wanted on a Brown County warrant for Dealing Methamphetamine, Unlawful Possession of a Syringe, Possession of a Controlled Substance, Possession of Marijuana and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.
As a result of Thursday’s arrest, police say that Gay is facing additional preliminary charges of:
Dealing in Methamphetamine Greater than 10 Grams (Level 2 Felony)
Possession of Methamphetamine 10-28 Grams (Level 4 Felony)
Trafficking with an Inmate (Level 5 Felony)
Possession of a Legend Drug Injection Device (Level 6 Felony)
False Informing (Class B Misdemeanor)
Possession of Drug Paraphernalia (Class C Misdemeanor)
Possession of Marijuana (Class B Misdemeanor)