Driving without a working light on their license plate, led to the arrest of two men in Columbus last night, one on a slew of drug charges.
27-year-old Carl E. Bill was driving an SUV near Indiana and Gladstone avenues at about 11:30 p.m. last night, when Columbus police pulled over the vehicle. Bill’s license was suspended and a Columbus police dog alerted to the smell of narcotics inside the vehicle and a search of the SUV revealed a syringe behind the driver’s seat, says Officer Alyson Rech, spokeswoman for the city police..
When police searched Bill they allegedly found a small container with a burnt spoon, aluminum foil containing heroin, and a hand-rolled joint, Rech says. Officers also found a suboxone strip in Bill’s wallet and a small bag of methamphetamine.
He is facing charges for possessing the drugs and drug paraphernalia as well as driving while suspended.
The passenger, 26-year-old Christopher J. Browning was also arrested on two outstanding Bartholomew County warrants.