Traffic stop leads to 3 drug-related arrests

Columbus police arrested three people on drug-related charges after a traffic stop.

Police received a report of a reckless driver at 9:40 a.m. Saturday and later stopped the vehicle on State Road 11 near Dawson Street. Officers saw that a back-seat passenger, Samantha A. Wilson, 23, of 95 Mount Liberty Road, Nashville, had two syringes and was arrested, said Lt. Matt Harris, Columbus Police Department spokesman.

The driver, Mark Hadley, 54, of 6134 S. Jonesville Road, and front-seat passenger, Trenton M. Dilk, 24, of 49 Mount Liberty Road, Nashville, left the vehicle after officers saw a large knife near the car’s front seats, Harris said.

Officers also located a large amount of drug paraphernalia and white powder in the vehicle that tested positive for methamphetamine, Harris said.

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Hadley was arrested on a preliminary charge of possession of methamphetamine, and Wilson was arrested on two counts of possession of a legend drug-injection device, Harris said.

Dilk was arrested on charges of dealing in methamphetamine, possession of methamphetamine and possession of drug paraphernalia, Harris said.

Hadley is being held in the Bartholomew County Jail in lieu of $57,500 bond, jail officials said. Wilson is also being held at the jail on $57,500 bond, according to jail records.

Dilk is being held in the Bartholomew County Jail in lieu of $174,000 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.