Wanted man arrested at motel after card stolen from funeral

A local man was arrested on drug and possession of stolen property charges after he was located at a Columbus motel.

Columbus police were sent to a motel in the 100 block of Carrie Lane at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday and arrested Gregory T. Wright, 45, of 2261 Ohio Ave., on a warrant, said Lt. Matt Harris, Columbus Police Department spokesman.

Officers also located a small amount of methamphetamine and drug paraphernalia in his possession, Harris said.

While searching Wright’s pockets, officers also found a debit card that was reported stolen during a funeral held at a Columbus church last month, Harris said.

Wright was arrested on charges of possession of methamphetamine, possession of stolen property, possession of drug paraphernalia and the warrant, Harris said.

He is being held in the Bartholomew County Jail in lieu of $70,000 bond, jail officials said.