Traffic stop results in 2 drug-related arrests

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, of 505 Pence St., Maddix said the driver was acting nervous, Harris said. After checking the status of Law’s driver’s license, Maddix said it appeared Law and a passenger appeared to be hiding items in the vehicle, Harris said.

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.

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A front-seat passenger identified as Chelsey K. England, 27, of 505 Pence St., was arrested on a preliminary charge of felony maintaining a common nuisance, Harris said. England was released from the Bartholomew County Jail on the county’s pre-trial diversion initiative that allows defendants to be freed without posting bond. Her bond was initially set at $7,500, jail officials said.

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

Law is being held at the Bartholomew County Jail in lieu of $78,500 bond, jail officials said.