Wanted Columbus resident faces additional drug charges

A Columbus resident was arrested early Sunday morning on drug charges.

Columbus Police Department (CPD) Spokesman Lt. Matt Harris says that at approximately 1:45 a.m. on Sunday, CPD Officer Travis Harbaugh

Roger Burton
Roger Burton

reported seeing 51-year-old Roger K. Burton walking near McKinley Avenue and Smith Street. Harbaugh confirmed that Burton had a warrant for his arrest and placed him in custody. While searching Burton prior to transporting him jail, Harbaugh allegedly found a small amount of marijuana, as well as drug paraphernalia, in Burton’s coat. Harbaugh also reported finding a broken glass pipe, a small container of methamphetamine and corner cut bags often used in the sale and distribution of narcotics.

Burton was booked in the Bartholomew County Jail on preliminary charges of Dealing in Methamphetamine, Possession of Marijuana and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. He was also jailed on the outstanding Bartholomew County warrant charging him with Failure to Appear.