Driver found carrying heroin and gun

David M. Frank. Photo courtesy of Columbus police.

A Columbus man is being accused of carrying heroin and a gun, after a traffic stop by police Thursday evening.

An officer pulled over a vehicle at 17th Street and Central Avenue after it changed lanes improperly at about 9:40 Thursday night. A police dog alerted to the smell of narcotics inside the vehicle. A search of the driver, 59 year old David M. Frank, allegedly found the drugs hidden in his clothing and a handgun he did not have a permit to carry.

He was arrested on charges of possessing those items.