Trio pleads not guilty to drug charges
COLUMBIA CITY — All three individuals facing drug charges in the same case pleaded not guilty this week.Shawn D. Arnold, 22, Melissa R. Smith, 36, and Kearsten E. Britten, 19, all of Columbia City, will be back in court in early January.Arnold is charged with dealing in methamphetamine, possession of methamphetamine, possession of marijuana, possession of a synthetic drug, possession of paraphernalia and maintaining a common nuisance. The most serious charge is dealing in methamphetamine is a Class B felony, punishable by a maximum sentence of 20 years in prison.To read the rest of this story, see the Dec. 12 issue of The Post and Mail. Don't have a subscription? Call (260) 244-5153 or subscribe to our e-edition. For breaking news, sports updates and additional coverage, bookmark the homepage and find us on facebook and twitter.