Traffic stop nets drug arrest

Joshua R Nicholas; photo courtesy of Columbus Police Dept.

A local man was arrested on drug possession charges after a traffic stop early Tuesday morning. At approximately 1:05 a.m., Columbus Police stopped a vehicle near Seventh and Sycamore street. While talking to the driver, 28-year-old Joshua Nicholas, of Columbus, a police dog alerted to the odor of narcotics coming from the vehicle.

Officers searched Nicholas’ car and reported finding a bag of methamphetamine in the vehicle’s center console. Nicholas was taken into custody and officers reportedly found a small amount of marijuana in his clothing.

Nicholas was arrested on preliminary charges of:

Possession of Marijuana – Previous Conviction (Class A Misdemeanor)
Possession of Methamphetamine (Level 6 Felony)