Man jailed on meth charges after pullover

Columbus police arrested an Indianapolis man on multiple drug-related charges after the vehicle he was riding in failed to stop at a downtown intersection.

Officer Troy Love stopped the vehicle near Seventh and Washington streets at about 8 p.m. Wednesday, said Lt. Matt Harris, Columbus police spokesman.

Dut D. Tong, 22, 4206 Holly Hill, was arrested on charges of possession of methamphetamine, possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of a legend drug injection device, Harris said.

During the traffic stop, Love asked officer Branch Schrader and his canine partner, Argo, to assist him. A short time later, Argo alerted officers to the odor of narcotics inside the vehicle, Harris said.

The vehicle’s occupants exited the car and Love located drug paraphernalia with methamphetamine residue in Tong’s clothing.

Tong is being held in the Bartholomew County Jail without bond.

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