Traffic stop leads to drug arrest

A Columbus man is facing drug charges after a traffic stop Tuesday night.

Columbus Police Department Spokesman Sgt. Matt Harris says that at Daniel Butlerapproximately 7:35 p.m., Sgt. Oscar Olmeda stopped a vehicle in the 4000 block of 25th Street after the driver allegedly failed to use his turn signal. Olmeda spoke with the driver, 54-year-old Daniel J. Butler, who reportedly informed the officer that his license was suspended. When Olmeda asked Butler to exit his vehicle, Butler allegedly reached between his body and the driver’s seat. Butler was taken into custody and officers allegedly found a small bag of methamphetamine on the driver’s seat. As officers were preparing to take Butler to jail, they allegedly found a glass smoking pipe containing what appeared to be drug residue in his possession.

Butler was booked in the Bartholomew County Jail on preliminary charges of Driving While Suspended with a Prior Conviction, Possession of Methamphetamine, and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.