Traffic stop leads to drug arrest

A Columbus man, who was initially stopped for speeding, was arrested Wednesday night on several drug charges.

Ryan Redmon; Photo courtesy of the Columbus Police Department
Ryan Redmon; Photo courtesy of the Columbus Police Department

Lt. Matt Harris. spokesman for the Columbus Police Department, says that at 7:10 p.m., Officer Wesley Dodge noticed a vehicle speeding on Central Avenue. After stopping the vehicle, the officer noted that the driver, 25-year-old Ryan S. Redmon, appeared visibly nervous. Harris says that a police K-9 was called in and detected the odor of narcotics inside the vehicle. A search allegedly revealed heroin in one of Redmon’s pants pockets and a small of amount of methamphetamine in Redmon’s wallet. When officers searched the vehicle, they allegedly found marijuana and drug paraphernalia inside.

Authorities say that Redmon was arrested on preliminary charges of:

Possession of Heroin (Level 6 Felony)
Possession of Methamphetamine (Level 6 Felony)
Possession of a Legend Drug Injection Device (Level 6 Felony)
Possession of Marijuana (Class B Misdemeanor)
Possession of a Controlled Substance (Class A Misdemeanor)
Possession of Drug Paraphernalia (Class C Misdemeanor)