Moped rider facing drug charges after stop sign violation

Paul M. Atkins. Photo courtesy of Columbus Police Department

An Elizabethtown man is facing drug charges after being stopped by police for a traffic violation on his moped early this morning.

Columbus police say that they pulled the moped over at about 12:30 this morning near Marr Road and McKinley Avenue, after the driver disregarded a stop sign at the intersection.

31-year-old Paul M. Atkins did not have a driver’s license according to police and he was arrested. A search revealed methamphetamine and drug paraphernalia in his clothing. He is facing charges of operating a vehicle without a license, and possession of the drugs and paraphernalia.