Police bust driver with $330 worth of pot during traffic stop

Columbus police arrested a driver on drug and traffic charges late Sunday during a traffic stop, reports state.

Brandon Graddy, 23, is charged with possession of marijuana, possession of drug related objects, giving false information, having no state driver’s license and a tag light violation, police said.

According to reports, officers stopped Graddy about 9:25 p.m. Sunday at Mellon Street and Bernard Drive because of a tag light violation. Graddy refused to let officers search his vehicle, which led police to bring a drug-sniffing dog to the area.

Police say the dog indicated that drugs were in the car, and officers then searched it. They discovered about an ounce of marijuana and a digital scale.

Graddy initially gave officers a false name and birth date. He was then taken to the Muscogee County Jail, reports state.