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Three charged following early morning arrest

Friday morning, Columbia Police told ABC 17 News several people were in custody after serving search warrants near Meadowvale Court and Rice Road around midnight.

Everyone was arrested without incident. All three men were charged with felonies ranging from unlawful use of a weapon to receiving stolen property and drug possession.

According to the Columbia Police Department, late Thursday night, Columbia law enforcement detectives were in the 2100 block of Meadowvale Court in search of a wanted suspect.

Detectives found a car that was believed to be the suspect’s in the area and made contact with the people in the car in the driveway of a residence.

The driver was identified as Dwight Blumhorst and the passenger was identified as Joey Contreras. Detectives located a firearm, methamphetamine and a Clonazepam pill concealed in Contreras’ pocket.

The firearm had previously been reported stolen and Contreras is a convicted felon.

Detectives also located three small baggies of marijuana, one baggie of methamphetamine, and several plastic baggies in front of and underneath the suspect vehicle.

Detectives made contact with a third occupant at the front door of the residence identified as Justin Loggins. Loggins had an active parole violation warrant.

At approximately 3:50 a.m., officers served a search warrant at the residence and located the following:

-marijuana, methamphetamine, and two glass pipes in the living room.
-a marijuana bong in a room of the residence.
-a plastic tub containing psilocybin mushroom, glass jars, and a syringe in another room of the residence.
-a rifle near a bag containing Loggins’ wallet in another room of the residence.

Blumhorst was arrested and charged for distribution of, or attempt to distribute a controlled substance and possession of a controlled substance.

Contreras was arrested and charged for unlawful use of a weapon receiving stolen property , and possession of a controlled substance.

Loggins was arrested and charged for unlawful possession of a firearm.

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