Deputies arrest driver on drug-dealing charge

Photo courtesy of Bartholomew County Sheriff’s Department
Craig R. Hatfield. Photo courtesy of Columbus Police Department.

Bartholomew County deputies are reporting that they made an arrest on drug-dealing charges after a traffic stop early Tuesday morning.

A deputy pulled a vehicle over near Central Avenue and Poshard Drive in Columbus at about 12:51 a.m. that morning.

The driver, 39-year-old Craig Hatfield of Scipio was allegedly found to be carrying a half ounce of methamphetamine in the vehicle. A further search revealed marijuana, drug paraphernalia and evidence of drug dealing says Judy Jackson, spokeswoman for the sheriff’s department.

He is facing preliminary charges of dealing methamphetamine, as well as for possessing meth, marijuana and drug paraphernalia.