Improper brake lights lead to drug paraphernalia arrest

tstevens@ledger-enquirer.comJune 21, 2013 

Two people were arrested and charged with possession of drug related objects Wednesday after they were stopped from improper brake lights, according to a Columbus Police report.

An officer was patrolling in the area of Milgen Road and Warm Springs Connector at about 2:20 a.m. when he noticed a 1986 Jeep Cherokee with a brake light out. When he stopped the vehicle, the driver was unable to present a license and all occupants were asked for their IDs. Police discovered that Shad Barry, 21, had a warrant for contempt of court.

While the officer was searching the car, he discovered a glass smoking device and a marijuana grinder in the shape of a football. None of the occupants claimed the drug paraphernalia.

The driver, 18-year-old Elizabeth Newsome, was charged with possession of drug related objects, tag used with intent to conceal and failure to exhibit license. Newsome and Barry were then transported to Muscogee County Jail.

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