A Columbus man is being accused of dealing heroin after a fight with police during a traffic stop.
Lt. Matt Harris, spokesman for the Columbus police, says that officers pulled over a vehicle driven by 24-year-old Eric M. Winship at about 12:30 Sunday afternoon in the 1500 block of Washington Street. Winship was allegedly driving on a suspended license but as officers tried to put handcuffs on him, police say he tried to flee. During a struggle, one officer received minor injuries and police ended up subduing Winship with a Taser.
Harris said that police allegedly found heroin and digital scales inside Winship’s jacket and drug distribution supplies inside his backpack. He was arrested on preliminary charges of driving while suspended, dealing heroin between 5-10 grams and resisting law enforcement causing bodily injury.