Columbus police officers arrested a driver and passenger on multiple drug-related charges and warrants after a traffic stop.
At about 1:30 a.m. Friday, Columbus Police Officer Brandon Decker stopped a vehicle for a minor traffic violation near 10th and Wilson streets, said Lt. Matt Harris, Columbus Police Department spokesman.
While speaking with the driver, Bryan L. Miranda-Alvidrez, 23, Columbus, Decker smelled a marijuana odor inside the vehicle, Harris said. During a search of the vehicle, officers located a bag containing methamphetamine on the driver’s seat, Harris said. Marijuana and drug paraphernalia were also located in the vehicle, he said.
The officers arrested Alvidrez for possession of methamphetamine, possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia, operating a vehicle without ever receiving a license and maintaining a common nuisance, Harris said.
Officers also arrested Brittnee B. Bryant, 25, Columbus, after learning she had eight local warrants for her arrest, including charges of conversion, auto theft and failure to appear on a possession of methamphetamine charge. She was also charged with possession of methamphetamine, visiting a common nuisance and possession of drug paraphernalia, Harris said.
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