Traffic stop leads to meth charge

A Columbus man was arrested Friday evening after officers allegedly found a large amount of methamphetamine in his vehicle.

Columbus Police Department Spokesman Lt. Matt Harris says that at

Jeffrey Johnson
Jeffrey Johnson

approximately 6:10 p.m., Officer Maren Crabtree stopped a suspended driver in the 1800 block of Maple Street. Police say the vehicle was being driven by 58-year-old Jeffrey D. Johnson. During a search of Johnson’s vehicle, officers allegedly found over five grams of methamphetamine under the driver’s seat.

Johnson was arrested and booked in the Bartholomew County Jail on preliminary charges of Driving while Suspended with a Prior Conviction and Possession of Methamphetamine.