Driver arrested on drug-related charge after traffic stop

Haley J. Burton. Photo courtesy of Columbus Police Department.

A Columbus woman is facing drug-related charges after being stopped for driving without a license Wednesday evening.

Officers noticed 21-year-old Haley J. Burton driving near 8th Street and Hutchens Avenue at about 8:30 p.m. Wednesday evening, and recognized that she had never been issued a license. After she stopped her vehicle, a police dog alerted to the smell of narcotics inside. A search revealed methamphetamine in the center console of the vehicle.

Burton was arrested on preliminary drug possession charges as well as operating a vehicle without ever receiving a license.