Traffic Stop leads to drug-related arrest in Bartholomew County

On March 24,2021, approximately 12:06 a.m., Bartholomew County Sheriff’s Deputy Grant Carlson
initiated a traffic stop in the area of State and Jones Streets, Columbus.
After making contact with the driver, identified as Desi Buckler, 37, Anderson, IN, Deputy Carlson
smelled the odor of marijuana and located two corner cut plastic bags containing a white crystal-like
substance in Buckler’s purse. The substance tested preliminarily positive for methamphetamine.
Buckler was remanded to the Bartholomew County Jail on preliminary charges involving allegations of:
Possession of methamphetamine (5-10 grams) – Level 5 felony
She remains in BCJ in lieu of $65,000 bond.
All persons are considered innocent unless/until proven guilty in a court of law.
“Drug and alcohol abuse, drug trafficking and related criminal activity affect the lives of Bartholomew
County residents”, said BCSO Chief Deputy Major Chris Lane. “Keeping illegal drugs off our streets and
out of our neighborhoods remains our focus, added Major Lane. “Deputy Carlson, an honor graduate of
the Indiana Law Enforcement Academy, has been instrumental in removing drugs and drug traffickers
from the streets of Bartholomew County since he was hired in March, 2019”, added Major Lane.
Primary Deputy: Deputy G. Carlson
Assisting Officers: BCSO Sergeant Aspenson, CPD Officer Graham
Assisting Agency: Columbus Police Department

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