Local man arrested on drug charges after traffic stop

Anthony W Brown; Photo courtesy of Columbus Police Dept.

Columbus police officers arrested a local man on several charges after a Monday night traffic stop. At approximately 9:30 p.m., officers stopped 51-year-old Anthony W. Brown, of Columbus, near McKinnley Avenue and Gladstone Avenue after he was seen driving a truck with a suspended driver’s license.

A short time later, a police dog arrived and alerted to the odor of narcotics inside Brown’s truck. While searching the vehicle, officers reported finding over 30 grams of methamphetamine, as well as a small amount of marijuana.

Brown is facing the following preliminary charges:

Dealing in Methamphetamine (Level 2 Felony)
Possession of Methamphetamine (Level 3 Felony)
Maintaining a Common Nuisance (Level 6 Felony)
Driving While Suspended (Class A Misdemeanor)
Possession of Marijuana (Class B Misdemeanor)