Man arrested on warrant, drug charges

A traffic stop resulted in the arrest of a Columbus man on preliminary charges of dealing in narcotics, marijuana possession and violating probation.

John A. Boyd, 27, 2736 Tyler Drive, was stopped while driving a vehicle on Second Street just east of Franklin Street at about 7:20 p.m. Wednesday, Columbus Police Department spokesman Sgt. Matt Harris said.

Officer Clayton Nolting determined that Boyd had a Bartholomew County warrant pending for a violation of original charges of dealing in cocaine or narcotic drug and possession of marijuana, Harris said.

When Boyd was taken into custody, police said they found 8 grams of heroin in Boyd’s clothing and located a small amount of marijuana in the vehicle’s ashtray.

Police also recovered more than $5,400 in currency during the traffic stop, Harris said.

Boyd is being held at the Bartholomew County Jail in lieu of a $168,500 bond, according to jail officials.

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Julie McClure is assistant managing editor of The Republic. She can be reached at or (812) 379-5631.