Searching a gunman in a Dodge Charger led police to a suspected cocaine trafficker Thursday, according to a Columbus Police report.
Police began searching for a black Dodge Charger at about 10:30 p.m., after a witness reported a gunman was driving around firing shots near Belvedere Drive. On the 5700 block, they discovered a man in a Dodge Charger sitting in a driveway.
Torrence Howell, 39, acted erratically when police approached — shifting between reverse and park, fidgeting and at one point attempting to exit the vehicle. Police also noticed the strong odor of marijuana in the vehicle.
Once detained, police found a clear plastic bag. The amount of cocaine Howell is accused of possessing was not available.
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Howell was taken to Muscogee County Jail. He faces additional charges for possession of controlled substances and possession of drug related objects.