Traffic stop leads to methamphetamine arrest

Columbus police arrested a driver for possession of methamphetamine after stopping him on a seat belt violation.

Officer Travis Harbaugh stopped a vehicle driven by Lauro C. Rosales, 40, 3013 Rosewood Lane, near 25th and Maple streets at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday for a seat belt violation, said Lt. Matt Harris, Columbus Police Department spokesman.

Officers confirmed Rosales’ driving status as suspended, as he was listed a habitual traffic offender, Harris said. While searching Rosales, officers found methamphetamine in his wallet, Harris said.

Rosales was arrested on charges of possession of methamphetamine and driving as a habitual traffic offender, according to jail records. Rosales is being held in the Bartholomew County Jail in lieu of $65,000 bond.