Flatrock man arrested on numerous drug charges

George Griffith, Jr.; photo courtesy of Columbus Police Dept.
George Griffith, Jr.; photo courtesy of Columbus Police Dept.

Columbus Police officers arrested a Flatrock man on numerous drug charges Sunday night. Lt. Matt Harris, department spokesman, says that at approximately 6:50 p.m., Officers Wesley Dodge and Dan Meister spoke with the driver of a vehicle in the 2500 block of Marr Road after it was reported the vehicle had been weaving in the road. The officers reported smelling marijuana while speaking to the driver, 36-year-old George L. Griffith Jr. Police allege that Griffith tried to hide an unknown item in his back pocket, which was ultimately discovered to be a glass pipe containing methamphetamine residue. Griffith was placed under arrest and officers reported finding methamphetamine, numerous pills and a partially smoked marijuana cigarette in his clothing. While searching Griffith’s vehicle, officers allegedly found more meth, several empty plastic bags commonly used in drug-dealing and additional drug paraphernalia. Griffith was arrested on preliminary charges of:

Dealing in Methamphetamine (Level 3 Felony);
Possession of Drug Paraphernalia (Level 6 Felony);
Possession of Methamphetamine (Level 5 Felony);
Two Counts of Possession of a Narcotic Drug (Level 6 Felony);
Dealing in Marijuana (A Misdemeanor);
Two Counts of Possession of a Controlled Substance (A Misdemeanor);
Possession of Marijuana (B Misdemeanor);
Possession of Drug Paraphernalia (C Misdemeanor)