Deputies: Traffic stop leads to 3,000 pills in vehicle

Natasha N. Jones
Natasha N. Jones

Bartholomew County deputies stopped a vehicle for switching lanes without signalling on Interstate 65 Monday morning, but ended up arresting the driver after more than 3,000 pills were found inside the pickup.

A deputy pulled over the vehicle at 9:52 a.m. Monday after seeing the truck switching lanes headed southbound on the highway. The driver, 20-year-old Natasha Jones of Iris Street in Columbus was allegedly driving without a license, says Judy Jackson, spokeswoman for the police department.

A sheriff’s department police dog alerted to the smell of drugs in the vehicle and marijuana¬†and a marijuana pipe were found in the glovebox, Jackson said. And bottles of pills with medication prescribed to someone else were allegedly found behind the driver’s seat.

 

Jones is facing preliminary charges of possession of a controlled substance, marijuana and paraphernalia.