Concerned citizen leads to drug arrest

A local man was arrested on a drug charge after a concerned passerby reported seeing him unconscious in a vehicle.

Columbus Police Department Spokesman Sgt. Matt Harris says that at Seth Artisapproximately 2:25 a.m. Wednesday, Officer Travis Harbaugh was dispatched to a gas station in the 4000 block of 25th Street. When Harbaugh arrived, he allegedly observed the man, 24-year-old Seth A. Artis, unconscious in the vehicle with the door open. After waking Artis, he reportedly told the officer that he fallen asleep and there was no problem. While speaking with Artis, Harbaugh reported seeing a small bag of heroin in the driver’s door.

Artis was arrested and booked in the Bartholomew County Jail on a preliminary charge of Possession of Heroin.