Two men were arrested Tuesday after they were stopped by an officer who noticed their vehicle's broken tag light, according to a Columbus Police report.
An officer stopped Tommy Freeman, 57, and Alexander Jackson, 52, at about 12:40 p.m. after noticing they were driving near the intersection of Benning Drive and Head Street with a broken tag light. After stopping the car, the officer asked if there were any illegal substances in the car and if he could search it. Freeman, who was driving, told police there was nothing illegal in the car and he could search it.
The officer discovered a white Hydrocodone pill in the center console. When Freeman was asked about it, he said he received it from a girl at an undisclosed apartment complex, and that he didn't know what kind of medication it was.
When the officer asked Jackson for his information, Jackson told him that his name was Lawrence Williams. The officer knew this was not the case from previous run-ins with the same individual.
Jackson was placed in custody, after which he gave his correct name.
Freeman was charged with possession of a Schedule II drug and broken tag light. Jackson was charged with false information. Both were transported to Muscogee County Jail.