Man arrested with drugs in Noblitt Park

Joshua L. Pennington. Photo courtesy of Columbus Police Department.

An Edinburgh man was arrested after being found with drugs in a Columbus park.

According to the Columbus Police Department, an officer was making an extra patrol a t Noblitt Park at about 5:40 p.m. Thursday afternoon whne he noticed a suspicious vehicle parked near the entrance. The officer talked with the vehicle’s occupant and noticed the smell of burnt marijuana coming from inside and saw several large knives.

A search of the vehicle uncovered marijuana as well as a pipe with methamphetamine.

44-year-old Joshua L. Pennington was arrested on preliminary charges for possessing the drugs and drug paraphernalia.