A Bartholomew County Sheriff’s Deputy arrested two people on drug charges after traffic stop on Wednesday night.
A Sheriff’s Department spokesperson says that just before 6 p.m., Deputy Adam Warner initiated a traffic stop on a vehicle in the area of
North US 31 and West Fiesbeck Lane for unsafe lane movement. During the traffic stop, Deputy Warner called for the Columbus Police Department’s police dog, Max, to respond to the scene.
Max and his handler, Officer Jeremy Jones, arrived on the scene and walked around the vehicle. Authorities say that this led to Max alerting to the presence of drugs in the vehicle. A search allegedly resulted in the discovery of methamphetamine, paraphernalia, a controlled substance and a lookalike substance.
Sheriff’s Department officials say that the driver, Adam Fugate, 54, of Greensburg, was arrested on charges of Possession of Methamphetamine, Possession of Paraphernalia and Possession of a Controlled Substance. The passenger
of the vehicle, Keesha Stewart, 27, of Columbus, was arrested on a charge of Possession of a Lookalike Substance. Authorities say that Fugate remains behind bars on $65,000 bond, while Stewart remains jailed on $2,500 bond.
The Sheriff’s Department is thanking the Columbus Police Department for its help in making these arrests.