Columbia Police arrest 16 suspects

Friday, August 28, 2009 | 8:46 p.m. CDT; updated 4:28 p.m. CDT, Wednesday, September 9, 2009

COLUMBIA — The Columbia Police Department’s Narcotics Unit arrested 13 people Friday morning during a “warrant round-up,” said Sgt. Brian Richenberger, supervisor of the Narcotics Unit. Three more people were arrested later in the day, after the round-up was officially concluded.

The arrests were made throughout Columbia and were all drug-related, Richenberger said.

The charges included drug possession, drug sales, drug trafficking and delivering an imitation controlled substance, according to a Police Department news release.

The police were still looking for five other people who were wanted in Friday morning's round-up, Richenberger said.

The charges resulted from investigations dating as far back as November 2006, in which sales to undercover officers and police informants were involved, according to the release.

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Grady Sizemore August 28, 2009 | 10:18 p.m.

very sad

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