Police arrested a man during a traffic stop in Edinburgh after receiving complaints that a man was selling narcotics and may have a gun.
Vernon M. Hill, 33, of Pendleton, was arrested on charges of dealing and possession of methamphetamine, possession of drug paraphernalia and illegal possession of a syringe, said Sgt. Matt Harris, Columbus Police Department spokesman.
Officers had received complaints that a man was involved in selling and distributing narcotics and may have possessed a firearm, Harris said.
They stopped Hill in the 600 block of Kyle Street about 6 p.m. Tuesday, Harris said.
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During the arrest, Columbus Police Officer John Searle saw a glass smoking pipe and a large amount of money in the car, Harris said.
Police confiscated more than 50 grams of meth, about $5,000 in cash, hypodermic needles and a digital scale, Harris said.
Hill was taken to the Johnson County jail on the preliminary charges.
He also faces an outstanding Bartholomew County warrant for failure to appear in court on charges of driving while suspended and public intoxication, Harris said.
City police officers were assisted by members of Bartholomew County’s Joint Narcotics Task Force.