Traffic stop leads to drug arrest in Columbus

Carrie Pitts; Photo courtesy of Bartholomew County Sheriff’s Dept.

A local woman was arrested on drug charges after a Thursday night traffic stop. Just before 8:30 p.m. Thursday, a Bartholomew County Sheriff’s deputy was near the intersection of Second and Sycamore Streets in Columbus when he observed a car without taillights. The deputy pulled the vehicle over and spoke with the driver, 45-year-old Carrie Pitts, of Columbus.

While speaking with Pitts, the deputy smelled a heavy odor of marijuana coming from inside her vehicle. A vape pen was located as well as two corner cut baggies. One bag containing a grey power suspected to be heroin and the other containing a white power believed to be methamphetamine.

Pitts was arrested on preliminary charges of:

Possession of a Controlled Substance
Possession of Heroin
Possession of Methamphetamine
Possession of Marijuana
Possession of Paraphernalia

She remains behind bars in lieu of $126,000 bond.