Deported felon charged with dealing methamphetamine

Roberto Bustos Jimenez Jr.. Photo courtesy of Columbus Police Department.

Columbus police say that a previously convicted and deported felon is accused of trying to distribute more than four pounds of methamphetamine in the city.

According to Columbus police reports, officers began investigating 42-year-old Robert Bustos Jimenez Jr. for drug trafficking in August. On Sept. 29th, after a short chase he was arrested by law enforcement including the Bartholomew County Joint Narcotics Enforcement Team, ICE and the Columbus SWAT team.

Officers determined he was having large amounts of meth shipped here from other parts of the U.S. On October 1st, investigators intercepted a package being shipped to Bustos Jimenez. Columbus police dog Argo alerted to drugs inside and a search found four pounds of methamphetamine.

Bustos Jimenez was formally charged with dealing methamphetamine Tuesday by the prosecutor.

The investigation is ongoing and additional arrests are possible.

Photo courtesy of Columbus Police Department