Traffic stops led to the arrest of several local men on drug charges overnight in Columbus.
Columbus police report that they stopped a car for a traffic violation at about 1:45 a.m. this morning near Hege and Vermont avenues. While talking with the driver, the officer noticed drugs and drug paraphernalia.
Police arrested 39 year old James B. Wise on charges of possession of drug paraphernalia and methamphetamine, while 40 year old Joshua Bean is facing a charge of possession of drug paraphernalia.
At about 11:30 p.m. last night, Columbus police stopped a vehicle in the 1000 block of 22nd Street after recognizing that one of the men inside, 32 year old Dustin C. Clark, was wanted on a warrant. Clark allegedly dropped a corner cut bag that appeared to contain drugs. He is now facing preliminary charges of dealing methamphetamine, as well as possession of meth, heroin and drug paraphernalia, resisting law enforcement and driving while a habitual traffic violator.
The other man in the car, 20 year old David A Compton, was arrested on charges of possession of drug paraphernalia.