Indianapolis man arrested on drug-related charges in Columbus

Mark A. Elkins. Photo courtesy of Bartholomew County Sheriff’s Department.

A traffic stop early yesterday morning led to the arrest of an Indianapolis man on drug-related charges in Columbus.

The Bartholomew County Sheriff’s Department is reporting that deputies stopped a vehicle near 10 Street and National Road at about 1:01 a.m. Thursday morning.

Police dog Argo alerted to the odor of drugs in the vehicle. A search revealed the meth, as well as pills and spice. The driver originally gave a fictitious name, but was identified as 59-year-old Mark A. Elkins of Indianapolis.

Elkins was arrested on preliminary charges of possessing the drugs as well as an outstanding Marion County warrant.