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2 arrested on drug charges after SWAT raid in Columbus

(Provided Photos/Columbus Police Department)

COLUMBUS, Ind. (WISH) — Two Columbus residents face felony drug charges after a Saturday morning SWAT raid.

The Columbus Police Department said 25-year-old Jamontrae Bennett and 26-year-old Paige Hawksworth were arrested in the case.

(Provided Photo/Columbus Police Department)

According to CPD, a SWAT team served a warrant just after 4 a.m. Saturday in the 1200 block of California Street.

Police say a “large number of people” were noted visiting the residence, as well as motion-activated security cameras on the outside of the residence.

Investigators found meth, cocaine, marijuana and two handguns while searching the home.

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Bennett faces charges of:

  • Dealing cocaine
  • Possession of a firearm by a serious violent felon
  • Maintaining a common nuisance
  • Dealing marijuana
  • Possession of marijuana

Hawksworth faces charges of:

  • Dealing cocaine
  • Possession of cocaine
  • possession of methamphetamine
  • Maintaining a common nuisance
  • Possession of a controlled substance
  • Possession of marijuana
  • Possession of paraphernalia
(Provided Photo/Columbus Police Department)