Local man arrested on drug charges, passenger on warrant

Brian Bachmann; photo courtesy of Bartholomew County Sheriff’s Dept.

Two people were arrested after a traffic stop early Friday morning. The Bartholomew County Sheriff’s Department says that just before 1 a.m., deputies stopped a vehicle near 10th Street and National Road in Columbus. The driver, 33-year-old Brian Bachmann, of Columbus, had a suspended driver’s license.

Columbus Police Officer Chad Lehman arrived on the scene with his police dog, who alerted to narcotics inside the vehicle. A search of the vehicle led deputies allegedly finding methamphetamine, marijuana and drug-related paraphernalia.

Bachmann was arrested on preliminary charges of Possession of Methamphetamine, Possession of Marijuana and Possession of Paraphernalia. He has since been released.

Authorities say that Bachmann’s female passenger initially gave deputies a false name. She was later identified as Kelli Barlow, of Scipio. She was wanted on an outstanding felony warrant from Jennings County.

Kelli Barlow; photo courtesy of Bartholomew County Sheriff’s Dept.

Barlow was booked in the Bartholomew County Jail on a preliminary charge of False Informing, in addition to the warrant. She is being held without bond.