Non-working brake lights lead to drug arrests

Tyrone Williams. Photo courtesy of Columbus Police.

A vehicle driving in downtown Columbus without brake lights, led to the arrest of the driver and a passenger on drug-related charges Tuesday.

Columbus police stopped the vehicle near 11th and California streets after noticing the non-working equipment.  A passenger, 47-year-old Tyrone C. Williams of Martinsville was found to have an outstanding warrant and during a search as he was arrested, officers report finding heroin in his wallet.

Officers also allegedly discovered narcotics and drug paraphernalia in the vehicle, leading to the arrest of the driver, 48-year-old Lori L. Cobb of Columbus.

Williams is being accused of heroin possession along with the outstanding warrant.

Lori Cobb. Photo courtesy of Columbus Police.

Cobb is facing preliminary charges of possession of a controlled substance, methamphetamine, drug paraphernalia and a legend drug injection device.