Local man arrested on drug charges

Eric Winship; Photo courtesy of Bartholomew County Sheriff’s Dept.

A local man is being accused of a number of drug-related charges.

At about 11:45 p.m., Sunday, Columbus Police transported 27-year-old Eric Winship, of Columbus, to the Bartholomew County Jail. Winship was asked if he had anything on his person to which he responded “no”. After a pat down, Winship was taken to the jail’s recently purchased) body scanner. Police say the scanner clearly showed Winship was in possession some type of “pouch.” Officers eventually found a large corner-cut clear bag with a white powdery substance which tested positive for nearly nine grams of methamphetamine. A second check allegedly uncovered a smaller bag containing orange-colored pills which tested positive for Suboxone.

Winship was arrested on preliminary charges of:

Possession of a Controlled Substance
Possession of Methamphetamine
Possession of Marijuana
Trafficking with an Inmate

Winship remains behind bars in lieu of $88,500 bond.