Matthew Nelson. Photo courtesy of Columbus Police Department.

Columbus police arrested an Edinburgh man on drug charges, after he was found driving his vehicle without a license plate.

The incident happened at just after 5 p.m. Saturday afternoon, when police stopped the vehicle near Eighth and Reed streets. The driver, 25-year-old Matthew R. Nelson of Edinburgh was wanted on a Jennings County felony warrant for possession of methamphetamine. While searching Nelson, officers found a needle and methamphetamine, says Lt. Matt Harris, spokesman for the Columbus police.

In addition to the warrant, Nelson is facing new preliminary charges of possession of methamphetamine and of a legend drug injection device.