Suspended license leads to drug arrest

Eric Caldwell
Eric Caldwell

Columbus police stopped a vehicle in the East Columbus neighborhood last night because the driver was known to have a suspended license.

But officers also discovered he allegedly had a passenger’s seat with syringes.

Lt. Matt Harris, spokesman for the police department, said that Officer Troy Love stopped the vehicle driven by 38-year-old Eric D. Caldwell on Gladstone Avenue because of the suspended license. A search of the vehicle allegedly revealed two syringes on the seat and another in the glove compartment. One of the syringes contained liquid that tested  positive for methamphetamine.

Caldwell was arrested on preliminary charges of possession of methamphetamine and driving While suspended with a prior conviction.