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CPD: Traffic stop leads to drug arrest

By Officer Adam Cravens, PIO
Columbia Police Department

Early Saturday morning, before 2amCT, the Columbia Police Department initiated a traffic stop in the area of Orvis Grider Road and Jamestown Street.

After making contact with the operator, K-9 Unit Annie was utilized. She alerted on the vehicle for possible narcotics.

A search of the vehicle yielded findings of several pills, as well as 5 grams of suspected methamphetamine, and cash. The operator of the vehicle was subsequently taken into custody.

James Griffith, 34, of Columbia, is facing numerous charges, including traffic violations, possession of drug paraphernalia, and possession of a controlled substance drug unspecified; misdemeanors. Griffith is also charged with possession of a controlled substance methamphetamine a class C felony and trafficking in a controlled substance methamphetamine 1st degree; a class C felony.

Officer Trevor Foster was the arresting Officer. He was assisted on scene by Officer Kevin Atwood and Deputy Justin Cross.

K-9 Unit Annie has been provided to The Columbia Police Department by The Adair County School Board and has been utilized as a road unit with school closings and summer break.

This story was posted on 2020-07-04 07:55:28
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