6 arrested in Columbus drug bust

Six people were arrested after members of the Bartholomew County Joint Narcotics Enforcement Team and Columbus Police Department SWAT team recovered a large amount of methamphetamine and two firearms from a Columbus home.

The SWAT team served a search warrant at 1945 Dawnshire Drive early Thursday evening, assisted by the county narcotics officers, Greensburg police and Indiana State Police, said Lt. Matt Harris, Columbus Police Department spokesman.

Officers learned the people inside the home were armed, and the SWAT team was brought in to assist, Harris said, although no shots were fired during the incident. The search warrant was the result of an ongoing narcotics investigation between the joint enforcement team and the Greensburg police, he said.

Arrested were:

  • David M. Hardin, 43, of 1945 Dawnshire Drive, Columbus, on preliminary charges of dealing in methamphetamine greater than 10 grams, possession of methamphetamine, maintaining a common nuisance and possession of drug paraphernalia. He is being held in the Bartholomew County Jail in lieu of $182,500 bond, jail officials said.
  • Donald R. Shirley, 53, of 7962 N. Depot St., Clifford, on a preliminary charge of obstruction of justice, released from the jail after posting $73,500 bond.
  • Colten D. Shirley, 24, of Mooresville, on a preliminary charge of visiting a common nuisance,┬áreleased from the jail after posting $3,500 bond.
  • Robert W. Goodin, 46, of 608 Jackson St., Seymour, on preliminary charges of visiting a common nuisance, possession of heroin and possession of a legend drug-injection device. He is being held in the Bartholomew County Jail in lieu of $61,755 bond, jail officials said.
  • Michael A. Goodin, 26, of 925 California St., Columbus, on a preliminary charge of visiting a common nuisance, released from the jail after posting $3,500 bond.
  • Randall W. Garris, 45, of 405 Della Road, Columbus, on preliminary charges of possession of marijuana and visiting a common nuisance, released from jail after posting $7,000 bond.

Officers recovered about 50 grams of methamphetamine, a small amount of marijuana, heroin and two handguns, Harris said. One of the suspects sustained a dog bite from a Columbus Police Department canine during the warrant service, Harris said.