Broken taillight leads to arrest on drug charges

Columbus police making a traffic stop for a truck’s broken taillight ended up making an arrest on drug charges.

Columbus police officer Jeremy Jones stopped the truck in the 700 block of Central Avenue about 8:45 p.m. Tuesday and confirmed the license status of the driver, Clinton D. Chadwell, 28, of Seymour, said Lt. Matt Harris, Columbus Police Department spokesman.

Jones had his K9 partner Max check the exterior of the vehicle, and the dog alerted police to the odor of narcotics, Harris said.

Jones later located heroin in Chadwell’s wallet, Harris said, along with drug paraphernalia and syringes inside the vehicle.

Chadwell was arrested on charges of possession of heroin, possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of a legend drug injection device, Harris said.

He is being held in the Bartholomew County Jail in lieu of $17,500 bond, jail officials said.