Passenger arrested after early morning traffic stop

dan-jessieColumbus police arrested a man on drug charges after a traffic stop early this morning.

Police stopped a vehicle they believed was being driven by a habitual traffic offender as the man drove on Gladstone Avenue at about 3:20 a.m. Thursday morning, says Lt. Matt Harris, spokesman for the police department.

While speaking to a passenger, 34-year-old Dan K. Jessie, police found that he was wanted on a warrant. While searching Jessie, officers allegedly found a syringe and drug paraphernalia on him. A bag he had near him in the vehicle allegedly contained marijuana, methamphetamine and drug-related items including a digital scale with white residue and a smoking pipe, Harris says.

Jessie was arrested on preliminary charges of possession of meth, marijuana, drug paraphernalia and a legend drug injection device, as well as the outstanding Bartholomew County warrant.

The driver of the vehicle, 41-year-old Shawn M. Collins was cited and released.