Columbus Police say two area residents were arrested on drug charges after a Wednesday night traffic stop.

Nathaniel L. Jones-Knight; photo courtesy of Columbus Police Dept.

Nathaniel L. Jones-Knight; photo courtesy of Columbus Police Dept.

Lt. Matt Harris, department spokesman, says that at approximately 7:45 p.m., Officer Jeremy Jones stopped a vehicle in the 700 block of Cleveland Street for a traffic violation. During the stop, Officer Jones reports that his K-9 partner, Max, was alerted to the odor of narcotics coming from the vehicle. Officers asked that the driver, 18-year-old Nathaniel L. Jones-Knight, and his passenger, 19-year-old Emily P. Parrish, to exit the vehicle. Harris says that a search of the vehicle ended with officers finding methamphetamine behind the driver’s seat and in the driver’s side floorboard. Police also reportedly found a syringe inside a purse that was in the vehicle.

Jones-Knight and Parrish were then arrested. Jones-Knight is facing preliminary charges of Possession of Methamphetamine, while Parrish is

Emily Parrish; photo courtesy of Columbus Police Dept.

Emily Parrish; photo courtesy of Columbus Police Dept.

facing a charge of Possession of a Legend Drug Injection Device.