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Columbus police arrest 2 after traffic stop

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Columbus Police arrested two people at 11 p.m. Monday after stopping their vehicle on 2nd Street because it didn't have working taillights.

The driver, Joshua L. Caudill, 40, Seymour, was arrested on a preliminary charge of false informing and a parole warrant. Columbus police said Caudill initially lied about his identity during the traffic stop.

While searching the vehicle with a canine, police located a purse containing nine syringes, which later tested positive for methamphetamine.

Caudill's passenger, Peggy D. Cook, 34, Columbus, was arrested on preliminary charges of possession of meth, possession of a syringe and possession of drug paraphernalia.

For more on this story, see Wednesday's Republic.


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