Columbus courts: Bobby Jo Burkett, 27, indicted on drug charges

One of the men linked by authorities to the River Road Pharmacy fire was indicted Tuesday on drug charges.

A Muscogee County grand jury indicted Bobby Jo Burkett, 27, on charges of obtaining a controlled substance by fraud and Violation of the Georgia Controlled Substance Act.

Burkett — along with his mother, Lillian Burkett, 50, and Michael Lowery, 30 — face charges in connection with the Sept. 27 fire of River Road Pharmacy, 5100 River Road, that destroyed the building.

Authorities arrested Bobby Jo Burkett in March, and he’s been in the Muscogee County since then without bond, said his defense attorney, Mark Shelnutt, in a court filing.