Two Columbus men were arrested Sunday night on drug-related charges after Bartholomew County Sheriff’s Deputy Andrew Dougan observed their van make multiple traffic infractions.
Judy Jackson, spokeswoman for the Bartholomew County Sheriff’s Department, says that at approximately 9 p.m., Deputy Andrew Dougan initiated a traffic stop at 17th Street and Central Avenue in Columbus. Deputy Dougan confirmed that passenger Tyler James Cook, 25, had two local warrants. When Deputy Matt Bush arrived to assist, K9 Diesel was allegedly alerted to drugs inside the van.
Deputies reported finding methamphetamine, marijuana and drug-related paraphernalia.
Cook was arrested on preliminary charges of Possession of Marijuana, Possession of Methamphetamine, Possession or Use of Legend Drugs and Trafficking with an Inmate. He remains in jail on $138,500 bond.
The driver, 56-year-old Gary Pasley, was arrested on preliminary charges of Possession of Marijuana, Possession of Methamphetamine and Possession of Drug-Related Paraphernalia. He remains jailed on $65,000 bond.