COLUMBIA CITY — A drug sting in Churubusco has resulted in the arrest of four Indianapolis residents, three on drug and gun charges and one for promoting prostitution, according to the Whitley County Sheriff’s Department.
Three of the four were in Whitley County Circuit Court Monday for initial hearings.
•Sue Kellems, 21, charged with dealing in a schedule II controlled substance, a Class B felony, possession of a controlled substance, a Class D felony and carrying a handgun without a license, a Class A misdemeanor.
•Damond McCauley, 18, is charged with dealing in a schedule II controlled substance, a Class B felony, possession of a controlled substance, a Class D felony, carrying a handgun without a license, a Class A misdemeanor and illegal consumption of an alcoholic beverage, a Class C misdemeanor.
• Brian Tracy, 37, is charged with dealing in a schedule II controlled substance, a Class B felony.
• Trent Wilson, 23, charged with promoting prostitution.
According to a Whitley County Drug Task Force case report, an officer was tipped off to a drug buy of several types of prescription drugs.
During the deal, Wilson offered the would-be buyer the services of a prostitute.
The deal took place in Chur-ubusco, according to the police report.
According to the report, the buyer met with Tracy at the buy location and paid him $850.
The two back seat passengers, who were identified as McCauley and Kellems, were reported to have counted out pills as Kellems handed them to the buyer in an unmarked amber pill vial.
The report said Wilson showed the buyer a photograph of a prostitute, which he had on his phone.
Wilson has not yet appeared in Circuit Court.
Police reported taking drugs from the buyer, identified as Oxycodone Hydrochloride, Oxy-codone and Oxycontin, all of which are controlled substances.
The suspects were apprehended at U.S. 33 and CR 375 N and were arrested and transported to the Whitley County Jail.
In the report, Kellems admitted a .45 Cal pistol found under the driver’s seat was hers and Wilson admitted to showing the buyer the picture.
The report also stated McCauley is reportedly on bond from a Marion County court on the charge of auto theft and has a healing gunshot wound to his right ankle.
Kellems, McCauley and Tracy are all ordered to appear in Circuit Court for their pre-trial conference Sept. 24.