Local man arrested on narcotics-dealing charges

A Columbus man is in jail after a traffic stop led to his arrest on drug-dealing charges, police said.

Shortly before 10 p.m. Wednesday, Columbus police officers observed a vehicle that was traveling left of center near 17th Street and McClure Road, said Lt. Matt Harris, Columbus Police Department spokesman.

The officers stopped the vehicle and spoke with the driver, Parker R. Broady, 21, Harris said.

A Columbus police dog alerted the officers to the odor of narcotics in the vehicle. During a search of Broady’s vehicle, officers located a backpack believed to contain marijuana, Xanax and several baggies, Harris said.

Broady was arrested and taken to the Bartholomew County Jail on preliminary charges of:

  • Dealing marijuana
  • Dealing a schedule IV substance
  • Possession of marijuana
  • Possession of a Schedule IV substance

Jail officials said Broady is in jail on a 48-hour hold. The Bartholomew County Prosecutor’s Office will determine what criminal charges, if any, to file.

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Kirk Johannesen is assistant managing editor of The Republic. He can be reached at johannesen@therepublic.com or (812) 379-5639.