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One arrested during drug bust in Columbus

17-year-old Darius Howard, Source: Columbus Police Department 17-year-old Darius Howard, Source: Columbus Police Department

COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) - On Thursday at 8:40 p.m.,  Columbus Police initiated a traffic stop of a 1986 Chevy Caprice.

Police say the driver of the car, 17-year-old Darius Howard, tried to elude police by driving recklessly. 

During the police pursuit, police say they saw a silver object thrown from the car that appeared to be a small caliber pistol.

After a brief chase, two male passengers bailed from the vehicle and ran on foot. The two were later located on Betjamen Drive and 30th Avenue.

Once arrested, police searched Howard and found a purple bag that contained a pair of brass knuckles and a plastic bag with 13 smaller bags of marijuana inside. 

Howard is charged with possession of marijuana with the intent to distribute.

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