Turn signal stop leads to drug arrest

Todd Penrose
Todd Penrose

A failure to signal a turn led to a Columbus man’s arrest on drug charges Tuesday night.

Lt. Matt Harris, spokesman for the Columbus police, says that an officer stopped a vehicle in the 2500 block of McKinley Avenue at about 7:05 p.m. last night. While Officer Danielle Stigers checked the driver’s license, Officer Jeremy Jones and his police dog, Max, inspected around the vehicle, and Max alerted to the smell of drugs.

Police allegedly found methamphetamine in the vehicle and in the clothing and billfold of the driver, 38-year-old Todd M. Penrose. They also allegedly found a syringe in Penrose’s pocket.

He was arrested on preliminary charges of possession of methamphetamine and possession of a legend drug injection device.