Columbus police arrested two people on drug-related charges after a traffic stop.
Officer Lukas Nibarger stopped a vehicle at 5:10 a.m. Friday near State Street and Central Avenue for a minor traffic violation, said Lt. Matt Harris, Columbus Police Department spokesman.
Nibarger noted the occupants of the vehicle appeared nervous and a short time later, Nibarger determined that the driver, Tyler W. Ogle, 34, Columbus, had a suspended driver’s license, Harris said.
Officers also determined that a passenger, Terrence R. Wade, 27, Columbus, did not have a valid driver’s license.
Officer Branch Schrader arrived with K9 Argo, who alerted to the odor of narcotics in Ogle’s vehicle, Harris said. Officers found methamphetamine in Ogle’s wallet as well as a plastic bag containing narcotics and drug paraphernalia on the passenger floorboard of the vehicle, Harris said.
Ogle was arrested on preliminary charges of possession of a controlled substance, possession of marijuana, possession of methamphetamine, possession of a legend drug, possession of drug paraphernalia and driving while suspended with a previous conviction, Harris said.
Wade was arrested on preliminary charges of possession of methamphetamine, possession of a legend drug injection device and possession of drug paraphernalia, Harris said.
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