Tri-Village News

Police reports

* A Galloway man was arrested and charged with possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of heroin Dec. 5 after a Grandview Heights police officer stopped his vehicle on Grandview Avenue at the south city limits because of a faulty brake light.

The officer recognized the driver from a prior drug-related arrest and asked him to step out of his vehicle, according to reports. The man allegedly admitted to having a hypodermic needle in his possession. The needle and a cigarette box found to contain a substance later identified as heroin were taken from the man's pocket, reports said.

A Columbus man was asked to step out of the vehicle and he consented to being searched, during which the officer reportedly found a prescription drug in his pocket. The Columbus man told police he did not have a prescription for the medication and he was charged with possession of drugs, according to reports.

The contraband was taken to the police station and both men were released.

* Police received information Dec. 4 that a resident of the 1400 block of Ashland Avenue had an active felony drug possession warrant through the Franklin County Sheriff's Department. Officers responded to the man's home and arrested him, reports said. Officers reportedly recovered a hypodermic needle and a metal spoon containing heroin residue from the man's bedroom. He was taken to the Franklin County jail.