Broken tail light leads to arrest on drug charges

Shelby Mitchner. Photo courtesy of Columbus Police Department.

Columbus police arrested a local woman Thursday morning on drug related charges after a traffic stop.

They stopped a vehicle at 12:45 a.m. that morning near 17th Street and Central Avenue because it did not have a working taillight. A sheriff’s department police dog smelled narcotics inside the vehicle and a search revealed methamphetamine, a prescription medication and drug paraphernalia.

Police arrested 49-year-old Shelby E. Mitchner, of Columbus on preliminary charges of possessing a legend drug, methamphetamine and drug paraphernalia.