Man faces drug charges after incident in Columbus store

Matthew G. Ratliff. Photo courtesy of Columbus Police Department.

A Columbus man was arrested Friday on drug possession charges, after drawing attention by swapping price tags in a store.

Columbus police say that they were called to the east side Walmart at about 7 p.m. Friday evening after store security reported the suspicious activity. Officers found that the man, 37 year old Matthew G. Ratliff had an outstanding warrant for his arrest. As he was taken into custody, a search revealed he was carrying methamphetamine, heroin, cocaine and three other types of controlled substances.

He was arrested on drug possession charges and for the outstanding warrant.