Two arrested after downtown Columbus traffic stop

Emma L. Sipes

An early morning traffic stop in downtown Columbus yesterday led to the arrest of two people on drug-related charges.

According to the Columbus Police Department, officers stopped a vehicle that was missing a license plate at about 12:20 a.m. Monday morning near Central Avenue and 7th Street. The driver, 33-year-old Devin C. Kinman of Columbus had an expired drivers license and was wanted on an outstanding warrant.

When he was searched, police found methamphetamine in his clothes. A search of the vehicle recovered ¾ of a pound of marijuana, along with meth and drug paraphernalia. That was on the passenger side in the floorboard, where 24-year-old Emma L. Sipes of Trafalgar was sitting.

Both were taken into custody. Kinman was arrested on preliminary charges of possession of meth with a prior conviction, as well as possession of a synthetic drug and drug paraphernalia, along with driving while suspended, with a prior conviction.

Sipes is being accused of dealing in marijuana as well as for possessing meth and drug paraphernalia.


Devin C. Kinman