Columbus police: Suspect charged with trafficking meth

A suspect police say tossed out close to $7,000 in drugs from his car Saturday morning faces a charge of trafficking methamphetamine.

Several officers spotted Luis Miguel Rodriguez-Tovor, 24, of Norcross, throw something out of his 2000 Chevrolet S-10 at Interstate 185 and Smith Road around 11:20 a.m. Police found more than 2 ounces of suspected meth, worth $6,780, reports state.

Columbus police had a roadblock over the weekend on the interstate near Williams Road. Posted signs stated “Drug Checkpoint: Be Prepared to Stop,” witnesses said.

Drivers seeing the signs arouse suspicion by trying to avoid the checkpoint or by pulling over to clean out their cars.

Police logs listed several people had been arrested on marijuana charges.

Rodriguez-Tovor is charged with trafficking methamphetamine and abandoning a controlled substance, police said.