Local man arrested with meth, stolen property and fake cash

Aaron Christian; photo courtesy of Columbus Police Dept.

A local man was arrested after Columbus Police recovered methamphetamine along with several stolen items inside a garage on Wednesday night. Shortly after 11 p.m., officers responded to the 1700 block of Elm Street to determine if items stolen from a vehicle earlier in the day were inside a garage behind the home.

Officers later spoke with 24-year-old Aaron M.C. Christian, of Columbus who lives in the garage. He reportedly told police that a stolen computer was inside. Christian refused to allow officers inside the garage and a search warrant was eventually obtained. While searching the garage, officers reportedly found the meth, as well as a backpack and shoes that were stolen from a vehicle earlier in the day. Christian was taken into custody and officers reported finding counterfeit money in his clothing.

Christian is facing preliminary charges of Theft, Possession of Methamphetamine and Counterfeiting/Forgery.