Two arrested on drug charges after early morning traffic stop

Bryan Maddin

Two people are facing drug-related charges after a traffic stop early Friday morning on the west side of Columbus.

According to Bartholomew County Sheriffs’ Department reports, a deputy stopped a vehicle at about 12:52 a.m. Friday morning on Jonathan Moore Pike and Goeller Boulevard. A department police dog alerted to the smell of narcotics inside the vehicle.

A search revealed drug paraphernalia and a passenger, 34-year-old Bryan Maddin of Columbus, was found to be carrying narcotics and a syringe, police say.

Maddin was arrested on preliminary charges of possessing the drug, syringe and paraphernalia.

Melany Maddin

34-year-old Melany Maddin of Ellettsvlle was also arrested and is being accused of possessing a syringe and paraphernalia.

Photos courtesy of Bartholomew County Sheriff’s Department.