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Alleged robbery leads to four meth arrests



Four people were arrested around noon Wednesday for possession of methamphetamine after a fight in an apartment caught the attention of nearby police, Bloomington Police Department Sgt. Dana Cole said.

Police were surveilling an apartment in an area of Stadium View apartments when they heard what sounded like fighting at an apartment nearby, Cole said. They saw a woman follow another woman into the apartment.

A woman later identified as Jena Anderson, 29, took the other woman’s cellphone and beat her, the victim told police. Anderson left in a car, and police followed her. At least three other people were in the car, Cole said.

Police followed Anderson's car to a gas station at 17th and North Madison streets. The Monroe County Sheriff’s Office K-9 unit alerted officers to narcotics, Cole said.

Police searched Theodore Prince, a 23-year-old man in the car, and found a small black case with several clear bags of what appeared to be meth.

They found a purse in the front seat of the car with a clear bag of meth and a small crystal-like item that appeared to be meth in the back seat.

Anderson was arrested on preliminary charges of robbery and possession of meth. Prince, 27-year-old Payton Brown and 34-year-old Cody Waldrip were arrested on the preliminary charge of possession of meth.

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