McKinley Ave. man arrested after traffic stop

A Columbus man was arrested on drug charges and outstanding warrants after a traffic stop on Friday morning.

Bartholomew County Sheriff’s Department Spokesperson Judy Jackson says that at approximately 12:05 a.m., Deputy Sgt. Kris Weisner stopped

Marty Joe Sutton, II; Photo courtesy of Bartholomew County Sheriff's Dept.
Marty Joe Sutton, II; Photo courtesy of Bartholomew County Sheriff’s Dept.

a vehicle on North Hackberry Drive, just north of Lowell Road, for erratic driving.

Jackson says that the passenger, 22-year-old Marty Joe Sutton, II, of McKinley Avenue, was identified as having three outstanding warrants. As Sutton got out of the vehicle, Sgt. Weisner allegedly saw a glass smoking pipe with white residue next to Sutton’s seat. Authorities say that the residue tested positive for methamphetamine.

Jackson says that Sutton was arrested and booked in the Bartholomew County Jail. In addition to three outstanding warrants, Sutton is facing additional preliminary charges of Possession of Methamphetamine and Possession of Paraphernalia. Jackson adds that Sutton is being held without bond.