Two arrested after police stop stolen vehicle

Larry R. Evans

Columbus police arrested two people after stopping a stolen vehicle early this morning.

An officer noticed a vehicle driving without any rear lights at about 12:25 this morning in the 700 block of Chestnut Street. After stopping the vehicle, the officer discovered that the driver, 22 year old Larry R. Evans of North Vernon, had a suspended license. And the vehicle had allegedly been taken without permission.

A police dog alerted to smell of narcotics inside and a search revealed methamphetamine, drug parahernalia and several syringes.

Evans is facing charges of driving while suspended, possession of stolen property and possession of legend drug injection device.

Victoria L. Villegas

A passenger, 20-year-old Victoria L. Villegas of Columbus, is facing preliminary charges of possession of a legend drug injection device, drug paraphernalia and methamphetamine.