Deputies: Routine traffic stop turned into drug arrest

Michael A. Tanner. Photo courtesy of Bartholomew County Sheriff’s Department.

Bartholomew County deputies say that a routine traffic stop turned into a drug arrest over the weekend.

31-year-old Michael Tanner of Cherry Street in Columbus was arrested on charges of possession of heroin and drug paraphernalia.

Deputies report that they pulled Tanner over on County Road 100W at about 12:30 p.m. Saturday afternoon because he was driving without a license plate. He said he had just purchased the vehicle, but he was also found to have a suspended driver’s license. Tanner also told deputies that he was carrying the drugs, according to reports.