A Columbus man and woman were arrested with more than 20 grams of fentanyl by the Hilliard Division of Police on Nov. 7.
Alexis C. Hennen, 20 is charged with one count of aggravated trafficking in drugs, a first-degree felony, according to Franklin County Municipal Court records. Anthony L. Taylor, 22, is charged with drug possession, also a first-degree felony.
They were scheduled to be arraigned Nov. 8 in municipal court, but their arraignments were continued to Nov. 12 and then to Wednesday, Nov. 13, according to court records.
Additional charges are pending, according to Hilliard police Nov. 7.
The couple were arrested at their Miller Avenue residence in Columbus and transported to the Franklin County jail, according to Hilliard police.
Andrea Litchfield, a Hilliard police spokeswoman, said the Franklin County Sheriff's Office assisted in their investigation, which led officers out of Hilliard and into Columbus.
"Our investigations sometimes lead us out of the city," she said. "We follow the source of drugs from crimes in Hilliard when making arrests."
The 20 grams of fentanyl seized would be "enough to kill about 9,000 people," according to the Hilliard police Twitter account.
Detectives also found needles, marijuana, guns and cash, all in close proximity to the couple’s two young children, police said.
Litchfield said she could not share any more information, except that no other people are expected to be charged.
Both Hennen and Taylor have prior arrest records.
Hennen was arrested last year by the Columbus Division of Police for possession of controlled substances, according to court records.
Taylor has been arrested on several prior charges, including by the Grove City Division of Police in March for driving without a license, a 12-point suspended license, felony fleeing and endangering children, and by the Franklin County Sheriff's Office in February 2019 for felony fleeing.
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