New Albany police officers are investigating what they believe to be stolen items that were found during a Feb. 8 traffic stop on state Route 161.
The driver, a 21-year-old Columbus man, was cited for drug possession after officers found a gram of marijuana in the vehicle.
A search of the vehicle produced multiple prepaid credit cards, a designer belt in a box and a pair of designer shoes with factory-storage packaging.
Officers asked the driver and his passenger about the cards and possible stolen items, but both men said they didn't know anything about them.
After searching the passenger, officers found the man had a prepaid credit card with a code that didn't match its imprint. Wrapped around the card was a money-transfer receipt of $459.99 to Ghana in Africa.
At first, the man told police the credit card belonged to his friend and then he said he didn't know anything about the card or the money transfer.
Although the items were confiscated, the only charges currently filed are for drug possession, said police clerk Kylie Pearson.
In other recent incident reports from the New Albany Police Department:
* An employee at a business on Johnstown Road at 6:51 a.m. Feb. 12 told police someone stole $4.38 in beer.
* Two teenagers were issued citations after police found marijuana paraphernalia in a vehicle after a traffic stop at 8:23 p.m. Feb. 11 at Forest Drive and Johnstown Road.
The driver, a 17-year-old Columbus boy, was cited for possession of marijuana paraphernalia. The passenger, a 17-year-old New Albany resident, was cited for drug abuse. Both were offered the diversion program through the New Albany Mayor's Court.
* A 50-year-old Westerville man was cited for OVI after he was pulled him over at 2:30 a.m. Feb. 11 for speeding on state Route 161 east of state Route 605.
* A 43-year-old Gahanna man was cited for drug possession after a traffic stop at 4:40 p.m. Feb. 10 at Thompson Road near Johnstown Road when he told police he had a marijuana cigarette inside the vehicle.
* A 27-year-old Columbus man was cited for drug abuse and possession of a controlled substance after a traffic stop at 6:56 p.m. Jan. 20 on East Dublin-Granville Road near Morgan Road after officers found a small plastic bag with marijuana.