A wanted North Vernon man was arrested by Columbus police on drug charges and a parole warrant Tuesday night. Lt. Matt Harris, spokesman for the police department, says that at approximately 10:45 p.m., officers responded to the 1100 block California Street in regards to a report of a person requesting to speak to an officer. Police spoke to 26-year-old Nicholas L. Tackett, who was reportedly sweating profusely and appeared to be under the influence. Harris says that officers confirmed that Tackett had an outstanding warrant and arrested him. As he was being taken into custody, officers allegedly found methamphetamine and syringes in Tacketts clothing.
Tackett was taken to Columbus Regional Health before being transported to the Bartholomew County Jail on new preliminary charges of Possession of Methamphetamine and Possession of a Legend Drug Injection Device.