2 Columbus women arrested on drug charges

Columbus police arrested two local women after they were accused of giving false names during a traffic stop and officers found they had methamphetamine and heroin.

Officer Travis Harbaugh stopped a vehicle near 10th Street and Gladstone Avenue for a traffic violation at about 11:15 p.m. Tuesday, said Lt. Matt Harris, Columbus Police Department spokesman.

After speaking with the women, officers determined Esmeralda Ibarra, 35, 8482 N. Burbrink St., Columbus, gave a false name and had a warrant for her arrest, Harris said.

After Ibarra was arrested, police found a corner cut bag containing methamphetamine in her coat pocket, Harris said.

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Officers also located a makeup case containing heroin near where Amanda Rangel, 19, 8482 N. Burbrink St., Columbus, had been sitting in the vehicle, Harris said.

Rangel used an alias of a family member when identifying herself and jail officers confirmed her true identity, Harris said.

Ibarra was arrested on charges of two Bartholomew County warrants and possession of methamphetamine, Harris said. She is being held in the Bartholomew County Jail in lieu of $8,000 bond, jail officials said

Rangel was arrested for possession of heroin, a Bartholomew County warrant and false informing, Harris said. She is being held in jail in lieu of $14,500 bond, jail officials said.