Two women were arrested after the Worthington Division of Police found a substance believed to be heroin in the vehicle during a traffic stop last month.
The women were stopped for a traffic infraction near High Street and Wilson Bridge Road just before 10 a.m. Jan. 28, according to reports.
One woman provided false information about her identity, prompting an officer to inspect the vehicle.
The officer found syringes with a substance in them.
The 27-year-old Westerville woman driving the car told the officer the syringes contained a "mixture of heroin and methamphetamine," and she claimed possession of them, reports said.
The passenger was arrested on charges of providing false information. The driver also was arrested and will be charged with drug possession, pending tests.
In other recent Worthington police incident reports:
* A Worthington restaurant reportedly was burglarized at the end of last month.
Someone forced a door open at a restaurant on the 2200 block of West Dublin-Granville Road sometime before noon Jan. 26.
The person took two cash registers worth about $600 and containing about $100 in cash.
* A Worthington man accidentally allowed his vehicle to run into a neighbor's fence after crashing through his own garage door.
The man returned to his home on Greenbrier Court at 5:30 p.m. Jan. 27 and accidentally ran into his garage door.
The man was "so shaken up" that he got out of the vehicle and left it in neutral.
The car then rolled through three neighbors' yards before hitting a fence. The vehicle caused only minor damage.
Police said the man was not intoxicated in any way, and he was not charged with any gun.
* A 21-year-old Columbus man was arrested after he was found to be in possession of concealed handgun and a stolen gun in a traffic stop.
The man was pulled over near Dublin-Granville and Olentangy River roads for a traffic violation at 1:30 a.m. Jan. 29.
The driver had active warrants from Westerville for misdemeanor possession of drug paraphernalia, drug abuse and speeding.
When officers searched his vehicle, they found two handguns -- both concealed and loaded -- and a small amount of a substance they expected to be marijuana.
The man did not have a concealed-handgun license and told officers one gun was stolen.
According to Ohio law, only concealed-carry license holders may transport a loaded handgun in a vehicle.
All others must transport firearms unloaded, which means the gun has no ammunition in the chamber and no loaded magazines or speed loaders inserted into it, according to section 2923.16 of the Ohio Revised Code.
Unloaded firearms must be in a closed package, box or case; a compartment that could be reached only by leaving the vehicle; or in plain sight with the action open if it's a long gun, according to section 2923.16.
If loaded gun magazines or ammunition that could be used in the gun are in the vehicle, they must be "stored in a compartment within the vehicle in question that cannot be accessed without leaving the vehicle or ... stored in a container that provides complete and separate enclosure," according to section 2923.16.
The man was arrested for receiving stolen property and taken to the Franklin County jail.
Sgt. Jim Moran said more charges, like improper transportation of firearms in a vehicle, would be requested in a packet submitted to a grand jury for direct indictment.