Traffic stop results in drug arrest

A local man was arrested on drug-related charges after a traffic stop near 20th and Washington streets.

Columbus police officer Michael Butler stopped a vehicle driven by Christopher Battin, 31, of 2134 Caldwell Place, after he determined its license plate belonged on a different vehicle, said Lt. Matt Harris, Columbus Police Department spokesman.

When a police canine was sent to inspect the vehicle, it alerted to the odor of narcotics, Harris said. Officers searched the vehicle and found an uncapped syringe and two burned spoons that contained methamphetamine, Harris said.

Battin was arrested on charges of possession of methamphetamine, possession of a legend drug-injection device and possession of paraphernalia, Harris said.

He is being held in the Bartholomew County Jail in lieu of $117,500 bond, jail officials said.