Suspect in March drug bust on Oates Ave. arrested on Wednesday

Suspect in March drug bust on Oates Ave. arrested on Wednesday

COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) - The man at the center of a March drug bust in Columbus was arrested by law enforcement on Wednesday.

According to the Muscogee County Jail, Russell Napier was arrested and charged with numerous counts, including meth trafficking, probation violation, sell of controlled substance, two controlled substance charges and marijuana possession.

The drug bust happened at a home, located at 4218 Oates Ave., on March 23. The raid was initiated by the Metro Narcotics Task Force.

Russell Napier fled from the home during the raid, but four others were arrested, including his brother, Brian Napier, who was shot by police during the raid.

During the raid, police say Brian Napier charged at an officer and was shot in the left arm. The task force agent from the Harris County Sheriff's Office was not injured.

Brian Napier was charged with obstruction, marijuana possession, meth trafficking and possession and use of a drug-related object.

Three others were arrested during the raid on unrelated charges.

The Metro Narcotics Task Force is a multi-agency narcotics unit that consists of the Columbus Police Department, Muscogee County Sheriff's Office, Harris County Sheriff's Office and Russell County Sheriff's Office law enforcement officers.

He is currently being held with no bond on a number of these charges and no court date has been set.

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