A missing county sticker on a license plate led to the passenger of a vehicle being arrested on a failure-to-appear warrant from Franklin County, with more drug-related charges pending.
A New Albany police officer on patrol at 1 a.m. May 6 observed the missing sticker and initiated a traffic stop at Central College and New Albany roads.
The driver, a 28-year-old Columbus woman, was cited for operating the vehicle while under suspension and failure to display the sticker.
The passenger, a 32-year-old woman from Grove City, "was making furtive movements before she got out of the vehicle," according to the report, and a glass pipe fell from the vehicle as she got out.
An officer also found syringes in the center console of the vehicle and a "pink camouflage bag containing a large amount of syringes and a spoon with burn marks and residue."
The passenger was arrested on the warrant and given a summons for possession of drug paraphernalia, but things got worse for her when she was transferred to the Franklin County jail.
A corrections officer observed "two small plastic bags containing residue fell from (a) body cavity" during the booking process. The bags are being tested, according to the report.
In other recent incident reports from the New Albany Police Department:
* A 52-year-old Columbus man was arrested for OVI after a traffic stop at 7:40 p.m. May 5 in the 8000 block of Smith's Mill Road.
The driver was stopped after his vehicle was "observed traveling at a slow speed without headlights on in the rain."
The man was found to be driving under multiple suspensions and had arrest warrants from Franklin County on cases involving domestic violence and failure to appear.
He was turned over to the Franklin County Sheriff's Office after the arrest.
* A 34-year-old Newark man was arrested and cited for improper handling of a firearm in a motor vehicle after a traffic stop at 1:24 p.m. April 27 on U.S. Route 62.
The traffic stop was initiated after officers responded to the report of a domestic dispute on Walton Parkway and noticed a man fitting the description driving from the scene.
The man's handgun was under his front seat and a loaded magazine was on the floor behind the front passenger seat "within arm's reach." He did not have a concealed-handgun license.
According to state law, individuals without a concealed-handgun license must transport firearms unloaded, with the ammunition unaccessible while the vehicle is being operated.
* A woman told police that two gold diamond rings were stolen from her unlocked vehicle between 9:30 and 11 a.m. April 27 while it was parked in the first block of Ealy Crossing.