A local man wanted by authorities was arrested Monday and is facing additional charges as the result of his arrest.
Lt. Matt Harris, Columbus Police Department Spokesman, says that at approximately 12:15 p.m., Officer Zach Wright stopped Michael E. Baxley
Jr., 38, near 14th Street and Union Street. Baxley was wanted on a Barthoomew County warrant, says Harris. The officer reported finding a syringe in Baxley’s pants pocket, as well as two additional syringes and methamphetamine in Baxley’s coat.
Along with the warrant, Baxley is facing preliminary charges of Possession of Methamphetamine, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia and Possession of a Legend Drug Injection Device.