Two arrested on drug-related charges after traffic stop

Timothy Stover. Photo courtesy of Columbus Police Department

Two people were arrested on drug-related charges after an early Friday morning traffic stop last week in Columbus.

Columbus police report that they stopped the vehicle at about 12:30 a.m. Friday morning near Fifth and North Mapleton streets for a minor traffic violation. But the driver, 18-year-old Timothy M. Stover of Columbus, appeared to have signs of impairment.

A Columbus police dog alerted to the odor of drugs inside the vehicle and a search by officers allegedly revealed narcotics and drug paraphernalia.

A passenger,19-year-old Kaleb M. Jones of Columbus, was arrested on a preliminary charge of possession of drug paraphernalia.

Stover is being accused of Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, methamphetamine and marijuana, operating a Vehicle While Intoxicated and without ever receiving a license.

Kaleb M. Jones. Photo courtesy of Columbus Police Department.