Flatrock man arrested on drug-related charges after traffic stop

Columbus police arrested a Flatrock man on numerous drug-related charges after a traffic stop near the 2500 block of Marr Road.

At about 6:50 p.m. Sunday, officers Welsey Dodge and Dan Meister stopped a vehicle driven by George L. Griffith Jr., 36, 2862 E. County Road 975S, Flatrock, whose vehicle was reportedly weaving in the road, said Lt. Matt Harris, Columbus Police Department spokesman.

Officers observed Griffith attempted to conceal an unknown item in his back pocket and they recovered a glass pipe with methamphetamine residue in it, Harris said.

After Griffith was arrested, officers found methamphetamine as well as numerous pills and a partially-smoked marijuana cigarette in his clothing, Harris said. While searching Griffith’s vehicle, officers found more methamphetamine, several empty plastic bags consistent with narcotics dealing and drug paraphernalia, Harris said.

Harris said Griffith was arrested on charges of:

  • Felony dealing in methamphetamine
  • Felony possession of drug paraphernalia
  • Felony possession of methamphetamine
  • Two counts of felony possession of a narcotic drug
  • Misdemeanor possession of marijuana
  • Misdemeanor dealing in marijuana
  • Two counts of misdemeanor possession of a controlled substance
  • Misdemeanor possession of drug paraphernalia

For more on this story, see Tuesday’s Republic.