Columbus man arrested on drug charges in Madison

A Columbus man was arrested Wednesday in Madison on a drug charge.

Madison Police Chief Dan Thurston says that officers arrested two individuals on methamphetamine-related charges. In early October, Thurston says that detectives received information that 54-year-old Edward Humes, Jr. was involved in the distribution of meth in the Madison area. He adds that detectives also learned that Humes was on parole for a possession of cocaine conviction.

Thurston says that Det. Kurtis Wallace was conducting surveillance Wednesday in downtown Madison when he spotted Humes. He says that Wallace, Det. Tim Armstrong with the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Department, along with Parole Agents Robin Ray and Will Phelps, approached Humes as he was leaving a home as a passenger in a vehicle being driven by 44-year-old Carrie Kostin, of Madison.

A search of Humes allegedly led to the discovery of a digital scale that tested positive for methamphetamine. Nearby, police allegedly found a hypodermic needle containing a liquid and a small amount of marijuana. Inside the vehicle, police reportedly found a two bags containing approximately four grams of meth, along with hypodermic needles and a glass pipe with a burnt residue.

Humes was arrested on a preliminary charge of Possession of Methamphetamine. Kostin is facing preliminary charges of Dealing in Methamphetamine, Possession of Methamphetamine, Maintaining a Common Nuisance, Unlawful Possession of a Hypodermic Needle and Possession of Paraphernalia.