COLUMBUS, Ind. — A passenger was arrested on multiple drug-related charges following a traffic stop in Columbus.
Sheriff’s deputy Teancum Clark first arrested the driver — Eric Keaton, 27, of 2815 17th St., Columbus — 1:23 p.m. Tuesday in the 2300 block of Merchant’s Mile on the city’s west side, deputies said.
Keaton, whose vehicle was seen leaving a local restaurant, was arrested on a charge of driving with a suspended license, deputies said.
During the traffic stop, deputy Clark recognized passenger Lynnsey Lowe, 31, of 2007 Home Ave., Columbus.
When Indiana State Police trooper Jordan Craig arrived, his K9 officer Krieger alerted to the presence of narcotics in the vehicle. Officers found multiple syringes, scales with a powdery residue, pills and other potential drug-related items, deputies said. The white residue tested positive for methamphetamine, they said.
Lowe was arrested on preliminary charges of dealing methamphetamine, possession of methamphetamine, possession of paraphernalia, possession of a controlled substance, maintaining a common nuisance, possession of legend drug-injection devices and probation violation. Lowe was being held in the Bartholomew County Jail without bond.
Read more details in Thursday’s print edition of The Republic.