Minor traffic violation leads to drug arrest for local woman

Betty Ungar. Photo courtesy of Columbus policer

A minor traffic violation turned into an arrest on drug charges after a Columbus police dog smelled drugs inside a truck early this morning.

Columbus police stopped a vehicle at about 2:30 this morning for the traffic violation near Gladstone and Ohio avenues. A police dog alerted to the odor of narcotics inside the vehicle. During a search officers allegedly found prescription pills and a pipe containing methamphetamine, according to police reports.

The driver, 55-year-old Betty A. Ungar, was taken to the Bartholomew County Jail on preliminary charges of possession of methamphetamine, a legend drug and drug paraphernalia.