A Pendleton man was arrested by Columbus police after a traffic stop in Edinburgh.

Vernon M. Hill, 33, is accused of dealing and possession of methamphetamine, possession of drug paraphernalia and illegal possession of a syringe, said Sgt. Matt Harris, Columbus Police Department spokesman.

Officers had received complaints that a man was involved in selling and distributing narcotics and may have possessed a firearm, Harris said.

They stopped Hill in the 600 block of Kyle Street about 6 p.m. Tuesday, Harris said.

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During the arrest, Columbus Police Officer John Searle saw a glass smoking pipe near Hill’s driver’s seat and a large amount of currency in the driver’s door, Harris said.

Police confiscated more than 50 grams of meth, about $5,000 in cash, hypodermic needles and a digital scale in the vehicle, Harris said.

Hill was taken to the Johnson County jail on the preliminary charges and a hold was placed for Hill to face two charges in Bartholomew County, Harris said.

He faces charges of failure to appear on the previous charges of driving while suspended and public intoxication in Bartholomew County, Harris said.

City police officers were assisted by members of Bartholomew County’s Joint Narcotics Task Force.

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Julie McClure is assistant managing editor of The Republic. She can be reached at jmcclure@therepublic.com or (812) 379-5631.