Columbia PD Make Trafficking Arrest


The Columbia Police Department arrested an Indiana man for trafficking Thursday afternoon, Dec. 29, after initially being called to TJ Health Columbia for a possible drug overdose.

After officers spoke with subjects at the hospital, a welfare check was conducted at a residence on Creekbend Drive just outside of the city limits. Once contact was made, a male subject was found to be in possession of a large quantity of marijuana and drug paraphernalia. Officers also seized a firearm located on scene.

Zeke Smith, 22, of Columbus, Ind. was taken into custody and has been charged with drug paraphernalia as well as trafficking in marijuana 8oz to 5 lbs; a class D felony.

Officer Elliot Smith was the arresting officer. He was assisted on scene by Officers Joey Keith and Trevor Foster.

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