Indianapolis man arrested on drug charges

A Tuesday night traffic stop led to the arrest of an Indianapolis man on drug charges.

Steve Katzenberger: photo courtesy of Bartholomew County Sheriff's Dept.
Steve Katzenberger: photo courtesy of Bartholomew County Sheriff’s Dept.

Judy Jackson, Bartholomew County Sheriff’s Department spokeswoman, says that at 11:50 p.m., Sgt. Gary Knoef stopped a vehicle in the area of 7th and Central Avenue in Columbus.

The driver, 30-year-old Steven Ralph Katzenberger, II, was the only one, of four people inside the vehicle who had identification, says Jackson. Columbus Police Officer Chad Lehman and K9 Niko arrived to assist when Niko was alerted to the presence of drugs. Sgt. Knoef allegedly found syringes, one filled with what is suspected to be heroin, along with marijuana in the vehicle. In addition, authorities say that they found non-prescribed Xanax in Katzengerger’s possession.

Katzenberger was arrested on preliminary charges of Possession of Legend Injection Devices and Possession of Controlled Substances.