Columbus man arrested on drug charges

Bartholomew County sheriff’s deputies arrested a Columbus man on drug-related charges after responding to a call about suspicious activity.

Deputies Nate Nichols and Brent Worman went to 649 Collier St. at 11:33 p.m. Wednesday and identified themselves.

Timothy K. David, 46, of 4722 High Vista Drive, picked up a bat and began walking toward the deputies, the sheriff’s department said. After several commands to drop the bat, David complied, deputies said.

Worman saw a syringe with an orange cap sticking out of David’s sweatshirt pocket, deputies said. After some brief resistance, David complied with the deputies as they placed him under arrest, deputies said.

Nichols removed a plastic baggie containing a large amount of a white crystal-like substance believed to be methamphetamine from David’s front sweatshirt pocket, deputies said. The baggie also contained three additional baggies with a green leafy substance inside, which appeared to be marijuana, deputies said.

After David was taken to Columbus Regional Hospital to be checked, he was taken to the Bartholomew County Jail on charges of resisting law enforcement, possession of methamphetamine, possession of marijuana and possession of a legend drug-injection device, deputies said.

David is being held in the Bartholomew County Jail without bond, jail officials said.

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Julie McClure is assistant managing editor of The Republic. She can be reached at or (812) 379-5631.