Man arrested on drug charges after foot chase


A local man was arrested on several drug-related charges including possession of heroin and possession of methamphetamine after he attempted to run from a Columbus police officer.

Columbus Police Officer Travis Harbaugh saw Justice P. McIntosh, 25, 5566 Denois St., inside a vehicle near 17th Street and Gladstone Avenue at about 3:10 p.m. Tuesday, said Lt. Matt Harris, Columbus Police Department spokesman.

McIntosh left the vehicle and Harbaugh attempted to talk to him when McIntosh fled on foot, Harris said.

During the foot chase, McIntosh threw his wallet between two parked cars in a nearby parking lot before he was caught, Harris said.

Officers found a small amount of methamphetamine and heroin inside the wallet and located drug paraphernalia in a backpack inside the vehicle McIntosh was traveling in, Harris said.

McIntosh was arrested on charges of possession of methamphetamine, possession of heroin, possession of a legend drug injection device, possession of drug paraphernalia, two Bartholomew County warrants for failure to appear or comply with a court order and resisting law enforcement.

McIntosh is being held in the Bartholomew County Jail in lieu of $80,400 bond, jail officials said.