Traffic stop leads to arrest on multiple drug charges

A local man was arrested on multiple drug-related charges after a traffic stop on Columbus’ west side.

Columbus police officer Ben Goodin saw Dana Jackson, 46, 1307 Central Ave., driving on Jonathan Moore Pike at about 6:30 p.m. Saturday and confirmed Jackson had a suspended license, said Lt. Matt Harris, Columbus Police Department spokesman.

When Jackson was being searched, officers said they found heroin, a pipe and other drug paraphernalia in his pants pocket, Harris said.

While searching Jackson’s vehicle, officers found a bag of methamphetamine in Jackson’s vehicle and a digital scale in the trunk, Harris said.

Jackson was arrested on charges of possession of methamphetamine, possession of heroin, possession of drug paraphernalia and driving while suspended with a prior conviction, Harris said.

He was released from the Bartholomew County Jail after posting $25,000 bond, jail officials said.