Update: Bond set for man arrested for marijuana, methamphetamine possession near Manchester Expressway

tstevens@ledger-enquirer.comApril 9, 2013 

Update (Tuesday, 11:57 a.m.):

During a 9 a.m. Recorder's Court hearing, Judge Michael Cielinski set James Tyra's bond at $6,500 after hearing additional details that the meth and digital scales were found in a backpack belonging to Tyra in the back seat of his car.

Tyra allegedly opened the backpack, revealing the drugs while looking for his wallet so that he could show his driver's license and insurance. The marijuana was found inside a Newport cigarette box in the center console.

Original:

A man was arrested for possession of marijuana and methamphetamine near the intersection of Manchester Expressway and Veterans Parkway Monday morning, according to a Columbus Police Department report.

Police arrested James Tyra, 36, from Fort Mitchell, Ala. was arrested after police found him in possession of marijuana and meth. Officers found 1.5 grams of meth, valued at $150; .5 grams of marijuana, valued at $5; two glass smoking devices and a digital scale.

Tyra was charged with possession of marijuana and possession of meth. He was taken to Muscogee County Jail.

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