Columbus man arrested on drug charges after traffic stop

A Columbus man was arrested on drug charges after a traffic stop Thursday night.

Lt. Matt Harris, Columbus Police Department (CPD) Spokesman, says Matthew Rosethat at approximately 11:50 p.m., CPD Sgt. Kyle Young, stopped a vehicle near 13th Street and Lafayette Avenue for a muffler violation. During the stop, CPD officer Branch Schrader arrived on the scene and walked his canine partner, Argo, around the outside of the vehicle. Argo was allegedly alerted to the odor of narcotics.

Harris says that officers then searched the vehicle. They allegedly found a number of hypodermic needles and other drug paraphernalia in the vehicle. Harris says they also allegedly found a small amount of methamphetamine as well as a “look-alike” substance in a bag that closely resembled crystal methamphetamine.

Officers arrested 37-year-old Matthew D. Rose on preliminary charges of Possession of Methamphetamine (Level 6 Felony), Illegal Possession of a Drug Injection Device (Level 6 Felony) and Possession of a Look-Alike Substance (Class C Misdemeanor).