Cincinnati fentanyl subject of Columbus investigation

first_imgChandler B. GoodardBradley A. McRaeHartsville, In. —After a lengthy narcotics investigation, two Columbus residents suspected of bringing fentanyl and heroin from out of state and selling it locally were arrested after their vehicle was stopped on Friday afternoon.During the investigation, Joint Narcotics Enforcement Team detectives determined that Chandler B. Goddard, 20, of Columbus and Bradley A. McRae, 23, of Columbus made multiple trips to Cincinnati, Ohio where they purchased heroin and fentanyl.  The pair then brought the drugs back to Bartholomew County where it was sold.JNET detectives were able to secure arrest warrants for Goddard and McRae on charges of dealing in a narcotic drug.  Their vehicle was stopped near Hartsville by officers from the Bartholomew County Sheriff’s Department as well as the Columbus Police Department’s Intelligence Led Policing Unit.  Goddard and McRae were taken into custody at the scene without incident.  A Bartholomew County Sheriff’s canine later alerted to the odor of narcotics inside the vehicle driven by McRae.  During a search of the vehicle, officers located fentanyl inside Goddard’s purse.JNET investigators also secured a search warrant after transporting Goddard to Columbus Regional Hospital.  After the warrant was served, the hospital medical staff recovered a quarter ounce of fentanyl that Goddard concealed in a body cavity.Goddard and McRae have been charged with dealing in a narcotic drug, possession of narcotics, possession of marijuana and possession of paraphernalia. This is an ongoing investigation.last_img