Another noisy muffler helped lead a New Albany Police Department officer to a man wanted on multiple warrants.
An officer stopped a vehicle driven by a 38-year-old Laurelville man for the noisy muffler at 8:41 p.m. Feb. 28 on the 9000 block of Johnstown Road, according to the police report.
He was arrested for warrants through Pickaway County. The warrants were for felony charges, but more detailed information was not available, said police clerk Lauren Johnson.
The man also was cited for possessing drug-abuse instruments and possession of controlled substances. A K-9 unit was deployed, and a used hypodermic needle was found in the man's front pocket. When his vehicle was inventoried, officers found several needles and crystalized methamphetamine, according to the police report.
On Feb. 19, a 38-year-old Walhonding man had been arrested for multiple warrants from the Ohio State Highway Patrol for resisting arrest after a traffic stop at Central College Road and New Albany Links Drive.
The vehicle was stopped because it had no front license plate and because the muffler was loud, according to the police report.
The man also was charged with improper handling of a firearm, marijuana possession and marijuana-drug-paraphernalia possession.
In other recent New Albany police incident reports:
* A 33-year-old Canal Winchester man was cited for drug abuse and controlled-substance possession or use after a traffic stop at 1:19 p.m. Feb. 28 at Central College Road and New Albany Road East. Marijuana was seized from the vehicle.
* Two vehicles were damaged by a key at 9:11 a.m. Feb. 28 while they were parked at a construction site on the 8400 block of Smith's Mill Road.
* A credit card and a debit card were reported stolen at 9:37 a.m. Feb. 26 in the 9000 block of Smith's Mill Road.