Columbus man faces multiple drug charges

A Columbus man was arrested on multiple drug charges following a traffic stop by police.

Justin D. Jacobs, 29, of 6823 Glick Drive, was arrested on charges of possession of methamphetamine and trafficking with an inmate, Columbus Police spokesman Lt. Matt Harris said.

When Columbus police officer Drake Maddix stopped a vehicle near Ninth and Pearl streets at about 12:30 a.m. Tuesday, he noted that none of the three occupants inside the vehicle had a valid driver’s license, Harris said.

A police canine was brought to the scene and detected the odor of narcotics inside the vehicle, Harris said. On the floorboard near where Jacobs had been sitting, officers found a jacket that contained a small amount of methamphetamine, he said.

Jacobs was arrested and transported to the jail, where Bartholomew County corrections officers located additional methamphetamine that Jacobs had concealed in one of his socks.

Jacobs is being held in the Bartholomew County Jail in lieu of $72,500 bond, jail officials said.

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