On Tuesday, February 27, 2018, two Columbus, Indiana residents were arrested on numerous charges following a traffic stop in rural Bartholomew County.

The investigation began at approximately 9:00 pm when members of the Indiana State Police-Versailles All Crimes Policing Unit stopped a white Ford Edge on Jonesville Road near Southern Crossing for a traffic violation. 

Jermaine Ford
Tkieya Weaver

During the course of the traffic stop, troopers became suspicious of criminal activity taking place. 

Columbus Police Officer Jeremy Jones and his K-9 responded to the scene.  Officer Jones’ K-9 alerted to the odor of illegal drugs coming from the vehicle.

During a search of the vehicle, troopers located suspected methamphetamine, heroin, controlled substances, drug paraphernalia, and a stolen handgun. 

The driver of the vehicle, Jermaine Ford, age 32, was arrested on charges of possession of a handgun by a serious violent felon, possession of methamphetamine, possession of a controlled substance, possession of drug paraphernalia, and theft. 

A passenger in the vehicle, Tkieya Weaver, age 26, was arrested on charges of possession of methamphetamine and possession of a controlled substance.  She was additionally charged with resisting law enforcement after she resisted arrested when officers attempted to take her into custody.

Both Ford and Weaver were transported to the Bartholomew County Jail where they were incarcerated pending their initial court appearances.

The Indiana State Police was assisted by the Columbus Police Department.