Police: Passenger on moped arrested, faces drug charges

Columbus police arrested a moped passenger on several drug-related charges after a traffic stop.

At about 7:05 p.m. Monday, officer Ivan Shultz saw the moped driver commit a traffic infraction and stopped the vehicle near 17th Street and Central Avenue, said Lt. Matt Harris, Columbus Police Department spokesman.

While speaking with the passenger, Erin M. Jenkins, 36, 1504 19th St., Schultz determined she had three felony warrants for her arrest — one regarding failure to appear regarding possession of methamphetamine and two others for possession of a narcotic drug and possession of a syringe, Harris said.

When officers searched Jenkins purse, they found methamphetamine, syringes and other drug paraphernalia, Harris said.

In addition to the warrants, Jenkins was arrested on charges of possession of methamphetamine, possession of a legend-drug injection device and possession of drug paraphernalia, Harris said.

She is being held in lieu of $90,000 bond in the Bartholomew County Jail, jail officials said.