Wanted Columbus man faces additional drug charges

Jerome Brantley; photo courtesy of Columbus Police Dept.

A Columbus man wanted on a Bartholomew County warrant was arrested Thursday evening. Columbus Police say that at around 5:45 p.m., officers responded to a business in the 2100 block of State Street in regards to a man with a warrant at that location. Police spoke with 40-year-old Jerome S. Brantley and confirmed the warrant.

While speaking with Brantley, the officers say they could smell marijuana coming from his vehicle. A search of Brantley’s vehicle reportedly uncovered marijuana, methamphetamine and Hydrocodone pills.

In addition to the warrant, Brantley is facing new preliminary charges of
Possession of Methamphetamine, Possession of a Controlled Substance and Possession of Marijuana.