Columbus police made three arrests on drug charges after stopping a vehicle Tuesday afternoon.
Lt. Matt Harris, spokesman for the police department, says that a car driven by 44-year-old Shannon D. Caudill-Jent failed to make a signal before turning near 10th Street and National Road at about 5:30 p.m.
After pulling the vehicle over, officers discovered that Caudill-Jent was wanted on a warrant and that a passenger had given them a false name. She turned out to be 29-year-old old Rachel L. Hiatt, who was also wanted on a warrant. A search of the vehicle allegedly uncovered a hypodermic needle and drug paraphernalia near where another passenger, 54-year-old Daniel J. Butler, was sitting.
Jail officers also allegedly found heroin in Hiatt’s clothing during her arrest.
Hiatt is facing preliminary charges of possession of a legend drug injection device, possession of drug paraphernalia, false informing, trafficking with an inmate, possession of heroin and a Bartholomew County Warrant for a probation violation in a case of conversion.
Butler was arrested on preliminary charges of possession of a legend drug injection device and possession of drug paraphernalia.
Caudill-Jent was arrested on suspicion of possession of a legend drug injection device, possession of drug paraphernalia, driving while suspended with a prior and the Indiana parole warrant.