Man arrested on multiple drug charges

Staff Reports

A Columbus man was arrested on warrants and multiple drug-related charges after being spotted by local police in the 2400 block of Sixth Street.

David W. Sidwell, 39, 919 Fourth St., was spotted by Columbus police officer Travis Harbaugh standing next to a bicycle at about 8:15 p.m. Thursday, said Lt. Matt Harris, Columbus Police Department spokesman.

Harbaugh confirmed that Sidwell had two pending Bartholomew County warrants for failure to appear on violation of probation on initial charges of public intoxication and disorderly conduct and failure to appear on an initial charge of conversion, Harris said.

After Sidwell was arrested on the warrants, Harbaugh located methamphetamine wrapped inside coffee filters in Sidwell’s pants pocket, Harris said.

Sidwell was then arrested on additional preliminary charges of possession of methamphetamine, possession of drug paraphernalia and disorderly conduct, Harris said.

Sidwell is being held in the Bartholomew County Jail in lieu of $73,500 bond.