Traffic stop leads to three arrests

Columbus police arrested three local residents on drug-related charges after a traffic stop near 11th and Franklin streets.

Officer Lukas Nibarger stopped the vehicle at 8:45 p.m. Monday for having only one working headlight, said Lt. Matt Harris, Columbus Police Department spokesman.

Nibarger spoke with the driver, Shelby L. Bense, 21, of 3618 Nicholas Lane, and passengers Lance R. Krebbs, 21, of 1220 Eighth St., and Skye N. Bailey, 21, of 3561 S. Gladstone Ave., Harris said. A short time later, a police canine was sent to the traffic stop and alerted to the odor of narcotics in the vehicle.

All three of the vehicle occupants were detained and police found marijuana in Bense’s purse during the search, Harris said. While searching Krebbs, officers found methamphetamine inside one of his pants pockets, Harris said. Officers also found marijuana, methamphetamine and drug paraphernalia that belonged to Bailey, Harris said.

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All three were arrested and taken to the Bartholomew County Jail, Harris said. While at the jail, officers found methamphetamine, heroin and prescription medication when searching Bailey, Harris said.

Bailey was arrested on preliminary charges of:

  • Possession of methamphetamine
  • Possession of marijuana
  • Possession of drug paraphernalia
  • Trafficking with an inmate
  • Possession of heroin
  • Possession of a controlled substance
  • Possession of a legend drug

Bailey was being held without bond in the Bartholomew County Jail, jail officials said.

Krebs was arrested on a preliminary charge of possession of methamphetamine, Harris said. He was being held in the Bartholomew County Jail in lieu of $115,000 bond, jail officials said. Bense was arrested on a preliminary charge of possession of marijuana and was being held in jail in lieu of $3,500 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.