Driver arrested on drug-related charges after traffic stop

Columbus police officers arrested a local man on several drug-related charges after a traffic stop Wednesday night.

Shortly after 9 p.m., CPD officers stopped a vehicle near 12th and Sycamore streets for a minor traffic violation, said Lt. Matt Harris, Columbus Police Department spokesman. The officers also noted that the vehicle’s license plate had been expired for several months while speaking with the driver, who was identified as Jesse S. Woolsey, 28, of 1001 California St., Columbus.

While conducting an inventory of the vehicle prior to towing it, the officers located narcotics including methamphetamine, heroin, marijuana, and fentanyl inside the car, Harris said. The officers also located drug paraphernalia including smoking devices and two scales along with currency and a replica rifle in the vehicle, Harris said.

Woolsey was placed under arrest and transported to the Bartholomew County Jail on the following preliminary charges:Dealing in a narcotic drug (Level 2 felony)

Dealing in methamphetamine above 10 grams (Level 2 felony)

Possession of methamphetamine

Possession of a narcotic drug

Possession of a legend drug

Possession of marijuana

Possession of drug paraphernalia

Woolsey was being held in the Bartholomew County Jail in lieu of $428,500 bond, jail officials said.