Two arrested on marijuana charges after traffic stop

Mauricio Colin. Photo courtesy of Columbus Police Department.

Columbus police arrested two people on drug related charges after a Sunday morning traffic stop.

Police report that they stopped a speeding vehicle at about 12:15 a.m. Sunday morning near Terrace Lake Road and County Road 200S. Inside the vehicle, the officer smelled marijuana.

As a passenger got out of the vehicle, the officer allegedly noticed a handgun, which 20-year-old Mauricio Colin of Indianapolis said he owned. But Colin does not have a handgun permit. As he was being arrested, officers allegedly found marijuana in his pockets.

Rikki Garcia Herrera. Photo courtesy of Columbus Police Department.

Police also discovered more marijuana and drug paraphernalia in the vehicle. The driver, 25-year-old Rikki Garcia Herrera of Columbus is faces possession charges for marijuana and the drug paraphernalia. Colin was arrested on preliminary charges of possession of a handgun without a license and possession of marijuana.