Columbus woman arrested on drug charges after traffic stop

Columbus Police arrested a local woman on drug charges early Wednesday morning.

Department Spokesman Lt. Matt Harris says that the arrest came after she was pulled over at approximately 1 a.m. He explains that Officer Robert Mitchell stopped a vehicle in the 3500 block of 25th Street after the driver failed to dim their headlights. The officer reports that when he spoke with the driver, 41-year-old Shannon L. Lawson, of Columbus, he observed marijuana in the vehicle.

Lawson was taken into custody and officers searched the vehicle. Harris says that during the search, police found two individually packaged bags of methamphetamine and other items often used in the sale and distribution of narcotics. These items allegedly included several empty plastic bags and a digital scale.

Lawson was arrested and booked in the Bartholomew County Jail on preliminary charges of Dealing in Methamphetamine, Possession of Marijuana and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. She was being held on a total of $121,000 in bonds.