COLUMBUS, Ind.–While on duty late Tuesday evening, patrolmen received a call from dispatch about a man in downtown Columbus who wanted to speak with the police. Lt. Matt Harris, public information officer with the Columbus Police Department, says that when law enforcement arrived at the scene they encountered Nicholas Tackett, 26, of North Vernon. The officers say he was sweating profusely and acting erratically as if under the influence of “an unknown intoxicant.”
While speaking with Tackett, police confirmed that he had an active parole warrant from North Vernon and took him into custody. During the arrest, CPD allegedly found methamphetamine and syringes in his clothing. He was escorted to Columbus Regional Health for medical clearance before he was booked at Bartholomew County Jail for the warrant, possession of methamphetamine, and possession of a legend drug injection device.