Broken taillights lead to drug, warrant arrest

Jesse Woolsey
Jesse Woolsey

A Columbus man was arrested Saturday night after the vehicle he was riding in was stopped for having non-working taillights.

A Columbus police officer stopped the vehicle at about 7:30 p.m., says Lt. Matt Harris, spokesman for the police department. The passenger, 22-year-old Jesse S. Woolsey, was found to have a warrant for his arrest. As he was searched during the arrest, officers discovered a digital scale in his pocket with a white powdery substance. At the Bartholomew County Jail, he was also found to have heroin and methamphetamine hidden in his clothing, according to police reports.

Harris said Woolsey is facing preliminary charges of

  • Bartholomew County Warrant
  • Possession of Heroin
  • Trafficking with an Inmate