Driver arrested on drug-related charges after traffic stop

A local woman was arrested on multiple charges early Thursday morning after she gave a false identity to a Columbus police officer during a traffic stop.

Micah D. Orr, 26, 2872 Two Worlds Drive, was stopped about 2:40 a.m. at State and Hinman streets because her vehicle had only one working headlight. When officers spoke with Orr, she initially produced a driver’s license that did not belong to her, said Lt. Matt Harris, Columbus Police Department spokesman.

Officers later confirmed her identity and learned she had a warrant for her arrest out of Shelby County, Harris said.

While Orr was being searched before being taken to the Bartholomew County Jail, officers found drug paraphernalia in Orr’s coat pockets, Harris said.

While at the jail, officers located three syringes that Orr had concealed, Harris said.

She was arrested on charges of possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of a legend drug-injection device, false informing, driving while suspended with a prior conviction and the warrant, Harris said.

She is being held without bond in the Bartholomew County Jail, 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.