A woman riding on the back of a moped in Columbus was arrested yesterday on drug charges, police say.
An officer saw the traffic infraction at about 7:05 p.m. near 17th Street and Central Avenue. After pulling the vehicle over, the officer realized the passenger 36-year-old Ern M. Jenkins, had three outstanding felony warrants. She was arrested and as she was being searched, officers allegedly found methamphetamine, syringes and other drug paraphernalia in her purse.
She was arrested on preliminary possession charges as well as warrants for failing to appear in court on earlier drug possession charges, says Lt. Matt Harris, spokesman for the Columbus Police Department.