Local man busted for drugs after traffic violation

Christopher Bennett

COLUMBUS, Ind.–A Bartholomew County man was taken into custody Monday evening on a drug-dealing charge after Columbus Police Department officers contend they found a large amount of methamphetamine in his possession. Public information officer Lt. Matt Harris says that police observed a vehicle in the 1100 block of Washington Street that was falsely registered. During a traffic stop, patrolmen spoke with the vehicle’s driver, Christopher Bennett, 35, of Columbus, and determined that his operator’s license was suspended. Bennett was placed under arrest.

Law enforcement, while searching the vehicle, allegedly located a digital scale and two unused corner cut plastic bags which are often used to sell narcotics. Prior to transporting him to jail, police say they also found a large amount of methamphetamine that the suspect had attempted to conceal in his pants.

Bennett was transported to the Bartholomew County Jail and charged with dealing methamphetamine, possession of meth, possession of drug paraphernalia, and driving while suspended with a prior conviction.

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