Traffic stop leads to methamphetamine-possession arrest

Columbus police arrested a passenger in a vehicle on a charge of possession of methamphetamine after the vehicle was stopped for speeding.

Nathan F. Ingram, 26, 3719 Camelot Lane, was arrested on charges of possession of methamphetamine and possession of a legend drug-injection device, said Lt. Matt Harris, Columbus Police Department spokesman.

Sgt. Josh McCrary observed a speeding vehicle on Second Street near Sycamore Street early Saturday morning and stopped the vehicle, Harris said.

McCrary became suspicious and asked for officer Branch Schrader and his K-9 partner Argo to check the vehicle. Argo alerted officers to the odor of narcotics inside the vehicle, Harris said.

Schrader located two syringes in a cup where Ingram had been sitting, Harris said. Officers found methamphetamine that fell out of Ingram’s clothing while he was being searched, Harris said.

Ingram was released from the Bartholomew County Jail after posting $15,000 bond, jail officials said.

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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.