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Four people were arrested after prescription drugs and methamphetamine were sold to an undercover officer.

Tasha P. Howard, 29, Indianapolis; Judy A. Branham, 66, Franklin; Teresa Lynn Peavler, 47, Indianapolis; and Donna C. Barnett, 45, Indianapolis, were arrested on charges of dealing a controlled substance.

An undercover officer arranged multiple drug deals in October and November, according to a Johnson County Sheriff’s Office report.

Not all of the women were present for each drug deal, but each was involved in at least one, according to the report. Branham was involved in multiple deals, the report said.

On those instances, the officer purchased multiple drugs, including prescription medications Oxycodone, Xanax and Percocet and methamphetamine, the report said.

Each woman was arrested and taken to the Johnson County jail.

Howard, 3056 Layman Ave., was held on $11,000 bond.

Branham, 1410 E Jefferson St., Apt. 1, was held on $68,000 bond.

Peavler, 658 Division St., was held on $20,000 bond.

Barnett, 1701 Kildare Ave., was held on $20,000 bond.

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