A Friday morning traffic stop led to the arrest of two people on drug charges. Lt. Matt Harris, spokesman for the Columbus Police Department, says that at approximately 5:10 a.m., Officer Lukas Nibarger stopped a vehicle near State Street and Central Avenue for a minor traffic violation. According to Nibarger’s report, the people in the vehicle appeared nervous. A short time later, police learned that the driver, 34-year-old Tyler W. Ogle, of Columbus, had a suspended license and his passenger, 27-year-old Terrence R. Wade, of Columbus, did not have a valid driver’s license.
Harris says that Officer Branch Schrader arrived a short time later with his K9 partner, Argo. He says that Argo was alerted to the scent of narcotics in Ogle’s vehicle. A short time later, police allegedly found methamphetamine in Ogle’s wallet, along with a plastic bag containing narcotics and drug paraphernalia on the passenger floorboard of the vehicle.
Ogle was arrested on preliminary charges of Possession of a Controlled Substance, Possession of Marijuana, Possession of Methamphetamine, Possession of a Legend Drug, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia and Driving While Suspended. Wade is facing preliminary charges of Possession of Methamphetamine, Possession of a Legend Drug Injection Device and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.