Columbus man arrested on meth possession charge

Columbus police found methamphetamine when arresting a local man on two Bartholomew County warrants.

James T. Garris, 33, 405 Della Road, was arrested on a charge of possession of methamphetamine after officers saw him at 2:10 a.m. Tuesday at a gas station in the 1700 block of North National Road, said Lt. Matt Harris, Columbus Police Department spokesman.

Officers said they found a small bag of methamphetamine concealed in Garris’ clothing when searching him after the arrest, Harris said.

Garris is being held at the Bartholomew County Jail in lieu of $8,000 bond, jail officials said.

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