Nashville woman arrested on heroin-possession charge after traffic stop

Columbus police arrested a passenger in a speeding car on drug-related charges after it was clocked going 53 mph in a 30-mph zone.

Officer Wesley Dodge saw the car about 6:40 p.m. Tuesday on Second Street and stopped the car and its two occupants, said Lt. Matt Harris, Columbus Police Department spokesman.

Officers arrested Tasha A. Harrison, 24, 114 Deer Trails, Nashville, on preliminary charges of possession of heroin, possession of a legend drug injection device and possession of paraphernalia, Harris said.

Officers located a makeup bag that contained five syringes, drug paraphernalia and a small amount of heroin that belonged to Harrison, Harris said.

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

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