Two people were arrested on drug charges Sunday evening after Columbus police received a report of suspicious behavior inside of a vehicle in the 200 block of North Gladstone Avenue.
Lt. Matt Harris, spokesman for the Columbus Police Department, says that when officers responded at 6:35 p.m., they found the driver, Kurt A. Whitchurch, 36, of Columbus, trying to hide an item between his seat and the vehicle’s center console. Harris says that police ordered Whitchurch to exit the vehicle. When they searched the vehicle, officiers reported finding a bag containing methamphetamine. When a passenger, Cori L. Fortner, 30, of North Vernon, exited the vehicle, officers allegedly found a syringe where she had been sitting.
Both Whitchurch and Fortner were arrested. Whitchurch is facing preliminary charges of Possession of Methamphetamine, Possession of a
Legend Drug Injection Device, Visiting a Common Nuisance and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. Fortner is facing preliminary charges of Possession of a Legend Drug Injection Device and Visiting a Common Nuisance.