Columbus residents arrested after traffic stop

Cathy Olson; photo courtesy of Bartholomew County Sheriff’s Dept.

Two Columbus residents were arrested on drug charges over the weekend after a traffic stop. Judy Jackson, spokeswoman for the Bartholomew County Sheriff’s Department, says that at approximately 12:16 p.m. Saturday, Deputy Teancum Clark was in the area of County Road 550 North and Marr Road when he saw a vehicle weaving and crossing the center line multiple times. That led to a traffic stop moments later.

Authorities say the driver identified herself as 60-year-old Cathy Olson. They say that her passenger identified himself but could not remember his date of birth. He was later identified as 40-year-old Roger Dale Leonard, Jr. Deputies say that drugs and drug-related items were found in the vehicle.

Leonard, who was wanted on an outstanding Bartholomew County warrant, was arrested on preliminary charges of False Informing and Possession of Legend Drug Injection Devices. He remains behind bars on $70,000 bond.

Roger Dale Leonard, Jr; photo courtesy of Bartholomew County Sheriff’s Dept.

Olson was taken to Columbus Regional Health. When she was cleared, deputies arrested her on preliminary charges of Possession of Methamphetamine and Possession of Paraphernalia. She has since been released.