North Vernon man arrested on drug charges after traffic stop

Michael Holt. Photo courtesy of Columbus Police Department.

A North Vernon man was arrested in Columbus on drug charges after being stopped by police looking for an intoxicated driver.

Witnesses reported a vehicle driving erratically in the 1700 block of North National Road at about 9:40 p.m. last night.

Columbus police stopped the vehicle and while talking with the driver, 33-year-old Michael W. Holt, they noticed he was having a hard time keeping his eyes open. He failed several field sobriety tests and was arrested. Police say that a search revealed a small bag of methamphetamine, along with a glass pipe and a set of digital scales with drug residue.

Holt is facing preliminary charges of operating a vehicle while intoxicated, along with possession charges for the meth and paraphernalia.