Two arrested on drug charges after trespassing accusation

Brandy Jenkins. Photo courtesy of Columbus Police Department.

Two Columbus residents were arrested on drug charges Monday after they were caught in a store where they had already been banned.

Columbus police report that 34-year-old Franklin E. Byars and 29-year-old Brandy L. Jenkins were accused of trespassing at the store on Carr Hill Road at about 1:50 ten till two that afternoon. While searching Jenkins, officers allegedly discovered methamphetamine in a metal tin and a glass smoking pipe. Byars also allegedly was carrying meth in his pants pockets.

Franklin Byars. Photo courtesy of Columbus Police Department.

They are both facing preliminary charges of possession of methamphetamine and criminal trespassing. Jenkins is also facing a charge of possession of drug paraphernalia.