Two arrested on drug-related charges after traffic stop

Columbus police arrested two people after narcotics were found in their vehicle during a traffic stop near Central Avenue and Rockyford Road.

Columbus Police Officer Drake Maddix stopped the vehicle at 11:55 p.m. Sunday for a minor traffic violation, said Lt. Matt Harris, Columbus Police Department spokesman. While speaking with the driver, later identified as Jeremy W. Law, 36, Columbus, Maddix said he was acting nervous, Harris said. After checking Law’s driver’s license status, Maddix said it appeared Law, and a passenger, appeared to be hiding unknown items in the vehicle, Harris said.

Jeremy Law
Jeremy Law

Law had a suspended driver’s license and was arrested, Harris said. Officers then located four small bags of methamphetamine as well as synthetic marijuana inside the vehicle, Harris said.

A front seat passenger identified as Chelsey K. England, 27, Columbus, was arrested on a preliminary charge of felony maintaining a common nuisance, Harris said.

Chelsey K. England
Chelsey K. England

Law was arrested on preliminary charges of:

  • Felony possession of methamphetamine
  • Misdemeanor possession of a synthetic drug
  • Misdemeanor dealing in a synthetic drug
  • Misdemeanor driving while suspended with a previous conviction
  • Misdemeanor possession of drug paraphernalia
  • Misdemeanor visiting a common nuisance

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