Intoxicated driver tip leads to an arrest for drug-related charges

A report of a possible intoxicated driver at a west-side gas station led to the arrest of a Seymour man on drug-related charges.

Columbus police were sent to the 2300 block of Jonathan Moore Pike about the driver at 11:10 p.m. Friday, said Lt. Matt Harris, Columbus Police Department spokesman.

Officers located Scot A. Barker Jr., 28, who appeared to be under the influence of narcotics, Harris said.

Officers observed what appeared to be heroin and drug paraphernalia inside Barker’s vehicle, Harris said. Officers later found two small bags of methamphetamine and a syringe inside Barker’s coat, Harris said.

Barker was arrested on charges of possession of heroin, possession of methamphetamine, possession of a legend drug injection device and possession of drug paraphernalia, Harris said.

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