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New Albany: Officers nab four on drug charges in past two weeks

The New Albany Police Department arrested four people in the past two weeks for drug-related crimes.

Police cited a 21-year-old man for drug abuse after he was found with marijuana in his vehicle at 2:08 a.m. July 26 following a traffic stop on Beech Road near Dublin-Granville Road.

The vehicle was stopped for having a loud exhaust and no front license plate, according to the police report.

Police cited a 25-year-old man for illegal possession of marijuana at 3:37 a.m. July 27 following a traffic stop on New Albany Road East.

The vehicle was stopped for not having a front license plate and the passenger exposed a bag of marijuana when opening the glove box to retrieve an insurance card, according to the police report.

A passenger, a 45-year-old man, was taken into custody pending an arrest warrant from Marion County.

Police cited a 27-year-old man for possession of drugs at 2:56 a.m. Aug. 2 following a traffic stop in the eastbound lanes of state Route 161, east of U.S. Route 62.

The man was stopped for crossing lanes and was found with prescription drugs, according to the police report.

Police cited a 20-year-old man for illegal use of marijuana at 1:49 a.m. Aug. 3 following a traffic stop on U.S. Route 62 at state Route 161.

The man was stopped for having one headlight and was found with a marijuana pipe in the vehicle, according to the police report.

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

* Police cited a 20-year-old man for underage consumption at 1:52 a.m. July 26 after finding the man with an open container of alcohol following a traffic stop on eastbound state Route 161.

The vehicle was stopped for not having a front license-plate light. Several people were in the car and the officer smelled marijuana, according to the police report.

One person was found with an open container of beer and no drugs were found in the vehicle, the report said.

* Police are investigating a reported theft and criminal damaging that occurred between 9 and 9:30 a.m. in the New Albany Church of the Resurrection parking lot, 6300 E. Dublin-Granville Road.

The church was meeting at that time.

Windows were broken on two vehicles and one purse was reported stolen, according to the police report.

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