BPD busts Columbus man with drugs

Bellefontaine Police were sent to Wayside Trailer Court, on Garfield Avenue, Friday morning for a complaint.

One of the suspects located at the residence had an active warrant for his arrest from Franklin County for aggravated possession of drugs.

The suspect, Shannon Murphy of Columbus, was inside the residence.

Murphy was found reaching behind his back when officers told him to show his hands.  Murphy said he was reaching for his wallet.

Officers asked what was inside the wallet.

Police found a straw with a white powder located inside.  They also found three folded pieces of paper in his wallet that all had a white powder substance in them.

When asked what the powder was Murphy said it was Fentanyl.

Murphy was placed under arrest for his active warrant and transported to the Logan County Jail.

He was also charged with possession of drugs and possession of drug abuse instruments.

The suspected Fentanyl was sent to the crime lab for testing.

  1. Debbie
    September 19, 2022 at 9:39 pm

    BPD, great job!!

  2. Frank
    September 19, 2022 at 9:58 pm

    I was curious to know what was there drug instrument,…? The straw..?

    • Melissa Lieurance
      Melissa Lieurance
      September 20, 2022 at 2:32 pm

      Usually a drug instrument is a needle but I guess it could be a straw

  3. Caleb
    September 20, 2022 at 7:04 am

    I hope this person gets the help he needs…this stuff is hard to beat on your own…

  4. Tina Sanders
    Tina Sanders
    September 20, 2022 at 12:43 pm

    I agree with you Caleb, my prayers are going up for him & his family

  5. American Patriot
    American Patriot
    September 21, 2022 at 3:07 pm

    More out of town trash bringing garbage into our community.


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