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.
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.