Traffic stop leads to drug charges for local man

Dee Amonty D Higgins; photo courtesy of Columbus Police Dept.

A local man was arrested on drug possession charges after his vehicle was stopped by Columbus Police early Thursday morning. At approximately 12:30 a.m., officers attempted to stop a vehicle for a minor violation near 10th Street and McClure Road. The vehicle continued traveling slowly east for a couple of blocks before coming to a stop.

Officers determined that the driver, 26-year-old Dee Amonty D. Higgins, of Columbus, had a suspended driver’s license and was taken into custody. While searching Higgins’ vehicle, the officers reported finding a bag containing syringes and drug paraphernalia. Officers also reported finding heroin and methamphetamine inside Higgins’ socks once he was transported to the Bartholomew County Jail.

Higgins is facing the following preliminary charges:
Driving While Suspended (Prior Conviction)
Possession of Heroin
Possession of Methamphetamine
Possession of a Legend Drug Injection Device
Possession of Drug Paraphernalia
Trafficking with an Inmate