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New Albany: Man, woman arrested on several drug, traffic charges

New Albany police arrested a 29-year-old man and a 22-year-old woman for drug-related crimes following a traffic stop at 1:41 a.m. May 10 on Beech Road at the state Route 161 westbound entrance ramp.

The officer reported seeing the vehicle traveling different directions on route 161 with a different driver each time it passed the police cruiser.

The second time, the officer followed the car and stopped it for turning onto the entrance ramp from the wrong lane.

When approaching the car, the officer reported seeing a female passenger push something under the seat.

The officer found two lighters, a piece of an aluminum can with residue in the bottom, pieces of rope that appeared to have blood stains and a metal spoon with residue.

The man was arrested for improper turning, possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of drug-abuse instruments and on outstanding warrants for license suspension, failure to appear in court on a theft charge and failure to appear in court on a menacing charge.

The woman was arrested for drug abuse.

In other recent incident reports from the New Albany Police Department:

* Police investigated a dog that bit a child riding a bicycle near the playground on Hearthstone Drive at 5:49 p.m. May 5.

Bite marks and bruising were visible on the 11-year-old. The officer confirmed that the dog had been vaccinated for rabies.

No charges were filed in the incident.

* Police arrested a 27-year-old man for driving under suspension, child support suspension, failure to register, noncompliance suspension, license forfeiture, failure to reinstate and on outstanding warrants for suspension, no license, carrying a concealed weapon and improper handling of a firearm at 7:21 May 6 on state Route 161 and Kitzmiller Road.