Fake plates lead to driver’s arrest on drug-dealing charges

Christopher Bennett. Photo courtesy of Columbus Police Department.

A Columbus man is facing drug-dealing charges after police found that the plates on his vehicle were fictitious.

Columbus police noticed the vehicle in the 1100 block of Washington Street at about 5:30 p.m. Monday evening and talked to the driver, 35 year old Christopher M. Bennett. Bennett turned out to have a suspended driver’s license and he was arrested.

He also turned out to have a large amount of methamphetamine hidden in his pants, plus digital scales and corner cut baggies in his vehicle, according to police reports.

He is facing charges of dealing and possessing meth and possession of drug paraphernalia, in addition to driving on a suspended license with a prior conviction.