Tip on drug activity results in arrest

Columbus police arrested a local woman on multiple drug-related charges after receiving anonymous tips about possible drug activity in the area of McKinley Avenue and Parkway Drive.

At 9:45 p.m. Monday, Columbus Police Sgt. Kyle Young and officer Travis Harbaugh were patrolling the area when they observed a vehicle disregard a stop sign, said officer Alyson Rech, Columbus Police Department spokeswoman.

The officers stopped the vehicle near McKinley and Gladstone avenues and made contact with the driver, Kelly R. Herron, 35, of 1931 Keller Ave., Rech said.

A police K-9 from the Bartholomew County Sheriff’s Department arrived and detected an odor of narcotics coming from the vehicle, Rech said.

Officers searched the vehicle and found a cigarette containing marijuana in the front ashtray and a syringe on the floorboard, Rech said. A burned spoon also was located in Herron’s purse, Rech said.

Herron was arrested on preliminary charges of possession of marijuana, possession of a legend drug-injection device and possession of paraphernalia, Rech said.

Herron is being held in the Bartholomew County Jail in lieu of $63,500 bond, jail officials said.