Traffic stop leads to meth arrests

Goldie C Reed; photo courtesy of Columbus Police

A traffic stop on Wednesday evening led to the arrests of two Columbus residents on drug possession charges. Lt. Matt Harris, spokesman for the Columbus Police Department, says that at approximately 11:30 p.m., Officer Drake Maddix stopped a vehicle near 13th Street and Grand Avenue for a minor traffic violation. Maddix spoke with the vehicle’s two occupants, 35-year-old Goldie C. Reed and 33-year-old Dustin O. Perdue, and then requested a K-9 unit assist him. Officer Branch Schrader arrived and later advised that his partner, Argo, detected the odor of narcotics inside the vehicle. While searching the suspects’ vehicle, the officers allegedly found methamphetamine and drug paraphernalia.

Dustin O Perdue; photo courtesy of Columbus Police

Both Reed and Perdue were arrested on preliminary charges of Possession of Methamphetamine and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.