Columbus Police looking for suspect who allegedly fled traffic stop with drugs in vehicle

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COLUMBUS (WCMH) — The Columbus Division of Police is looking for a suspect who fled a traffic stop where officers found heroin/fentanyl in a vehicle. 

Police say they initiated a stop on July 21 at Alum Creek Drive and Williams Road based on information provided by narcotics bureau detectives. The driver abandoned the vehicle at Alum Creek Drive and Rathmell Road and was not apprehended. Police seized approximately 35 kilograms of suspected heroin/fentanyl in the vehicle. 

Police are looking for assistance identifying the suspect, a Latino male approximately 6 feet tall and 140 pounds, 25-30 years of age, with a spider tattoo visible on his right forearm.

Narcotics detectives executed search warrants at 2600 Patrick Henry Ave., where police say another 6 kilograms of suspected heroin/ fentanyl were recovered, and 4687 Grandover Dr, where the suspect lived. 

The residents at Grandover Dr. fled before the search warrant was executed, police say. A total of 41.25 kilograms of drugs were seized.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the narcotics tip line at 614-645-4616 or narcoticstips@columbuspolice.org. 

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