Three guns, five arrests, seven types of medication, $8,919 in loose bills and $7,000 worth of methamphetamine: these are the results of a Monday afternoon raid police conducted after tailing a vehicle to an apartment on 30th Street.
Jack Perkins Jr., Christopher Flinn, William Johnson, Brandy Price and Carly Owsiak all faced trafficking meth charges, seven counts of selling a controlled substance and possession of a drug related object during a Monday Columbus Recorder’s Court hearing.
Perkins, Johnson, Owsiak and Flinn additionally faced charges of possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.
Johnson and Flinn were also charged with possession of marijuana. Perkins was charged with theft by receiving for a stolen car tag.
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The haul was discovered around 3:30 p.m. when officers began following a black Ford Explorer suspected of engaging in area meth sales, a detective told the court. Officers said the Explorer had been seen at a house on the 500 block of Wilton Street known for meth and prescription drug sales. It had also changed license plates three times in one week.
During the investigation, the Explorer led police to an apartment at 914 30th St. They began asking neighbors for information about both the black truck and a white GMC Yukon, which pulled up slightly after.
Price, 25, Owsiak, 29, and Perkins, 52, were first detained before police obtained and executed a search warrant.
Police said they found weapons, cash under a bed, several digital scales, a marijuana cigarette and a pipe used for smoking meth. Some of the items were found in a closet that police said they saw Flinn, 24, and Johnson, 40, exiting. A tan bag that contained 70 grams of meth was also confiscated.
The prescription drugs the five suspects allegedly were intending to sell were found in Owsiak’s bra, Price’s purse and Flinn’s pocket — and throughout the house. Among the pills were varying amounts of hydrocodone, oxycodone, methadone, alprazolam and clonazepam.
During the hearing, Perkins attempted to claim possession of all the contraband found. However, Judge Michael Cielinski denied the claim, as many of the goods were found in the possession of the others.
Cielinski set no bond on the meth trafficking charges for all five suspects. Perkins’ bond for the remaining charges was set at $91,500. Johnson’s bond was $82,000. Owsiak’s and Flinn’s was $81,000. Price’s was set at $71,000. All cases will be bound over to Muscogee County Superior Court.