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Two Columbia Residents Arrested on Drugs Charges

Date of News Release: 02/03/2006

(Columbia, KY) - On February 3, 2006, the HIDTA (High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area) Drug Task Force, Kentucky State Police, Kentucky State Police K-9 Unit, and Adair County Sheriff's Department executed a search warrant at 623 Bomar Heights, in Columbia KY. Located during the search were approximately $2600 cash, powdered cocaine, crack cocaine, and other controlled substances.

Arrested at the scene were Virgil Oates and Rhonda Jones (AKA Rhonda Bridgewater), both of Columbia. Mr. Oates was charged with Possession of Cocaine and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. Ms. Jones was charged with Trafficking in Controlled Substance 1st Degree, 2nd Offense/Cocaine, Trafficking in Controlled Substance 2nd Degree, 1st Offense/Drug Unspecified, and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. Both were lodged in the Adair County Regional Jail.

These arrests are the result of a 6 month undercover investigation. More arrests are pending.

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