A 25-year-old Columbus man and a 26-year-old Columbus woman were arrested after a traffic stop in which officers found a loaded handgun in addition to marijuana, cocaine and synthetic urine, according to the New Albany Police Department.
An officer stopped the vehicle at 6:53 a.m. Nov. 17 at Smith's Mill and Kitzmiller roads after discovering the vehicle had an expired license plate, according to the police report.
Neither person had a license to carry a concealed handgun, according to the report.
According to Ohio law, only concealed-carry license holders may transport a loaded handgun in a vehicle. All others must transport firearms unloaded, which means the gun has no ammunition in the chamber and no loaded magazines or speed loaders inserted into it, according to section 2923.16 of the Ohio Revised Code.
The woman was arrested for improper handling of a firearm in a motor vehicle and carrying a concealed weapon.
The man was arrested for improper handling of a firearm in a motor vehicle, carrying a concealed weapon, no operator's license, failure to register and cocaine possession.
In other recent New Albany police incident reports:
* A 24-year-old Columbus man was arrested for OVI after a traffic stop at 2:26 a.m. Nov. 17 at North Reynoldsburg-New Albany Road and Market Street.
* A 25-year-old Columbus man was arrested for OVI after a traffic stop at 4:49 a.m. Nov. 16 at North Reynoldsburg-New Albany and Morse roads.
* A 33-year-old New Albany woman was cited for possession of controlled substances after a traffic stop at 9:50 p.m. Nov. 15 at Johnstown and Central College roads.
* Theft of $1,000 in jewelry was reported at 10:44 a.m. Nov. 14 on the 7200 block of New Albany Links Drive.
* Telecommunications harassment was reported at 12:43 p.m. Nov. 12 on the 6500 block of New Albany Road.