Two facing drug charges after downtown traffic stop

Brent Burnette. Photo courtesy of Columbus Police Department.

Two suspects were arrested on drug-related charges after a downtown traffic stop early Monday morning.

Columbus police report stopping a vehicle for a minor traffic violation near 9th and Chestnut streets at about 2 a.m. Monday morning. A CPD police dog alerted to the odor of narcotics in the vehicle. A search allegedly revealed methamphetamine in the car.

The driver, 35-year-old Brent V. Burnette, of Bloomington and his passenger 39-year-old Jennifer L. Jeffries of Columbus, were both taken into custody. A search revealed drug paraphernalia in their pockets.

Jennifer Jeffries. Photo courtesy of Columbus Police Department

A further search at the jail revealed Burnette was carrying marijuana and methamphetamine in his underclothes. He is facing charges for possessing meth, marijuana and drug paraphernalia as well as trafficking with an inmate.

Jeffries is being accused of possessing meth and drug paraphernalia.