Fishers man arrested on meth charge / outstanding warrant

A Fishers man was arrested early Tuesday morning on drug charges.

Columbus Police Department Spokesman Lt. Matt Harris says that at approximately 3:35 a.m., Officer Travis Harbaugh was dispatched to a residence in the 2700 block of Griffa Avenue in regards to a suspicious person in the back yard. Upon arrival, Harbaugh reported finding 25-year-old Elias Rios lying down next to the residence. When Rios stood up, officers say they observed a small bag containing methamphetamine where he had been lying.

Lt. Harris says that once Rios was taken into custody, officers were able to determine that he had a warrant for his arrest out of Hamilton County. Rios was booked in the Bartholomew County Jail on preliminary charges of Possession of Methamphetamine, a Level 6 Felony, as well as the outstanding warrant for Failure to Appear on Charges of Illegal Consumption and Public Intoxication.