New Albany: Newark Man charged with alcohol, drug, firearms violations

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New Albany police stopped a motorist for a traffic violation and eventually arrested a 26-year-old Newark man who was found to have a large amount of pills and two firearms in his vehicle.

According to the New Albany Police Department incident report, an officer on patrol was dispatched to state Route 161 and Beech Road at 4:08 p.m. Sept. 2 to assist another officer with a traffic stop because a vehicle was not pulling to the side of the road.

After the driver finally pulled over, police found marijuana, pills and two firearms, according to the report.

The man was charged with OVI, unlawful transaction in weapons, trafficking, aggravated trafficking in drugs, having weapons under disability, possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of controlled substances and improper handling of firearms in a motor vehicle.

In other recent incident reports:

* A 21-year-old Canal Winchester man was charged with OVI, drug abuse, possession of a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia after a traffic stop at 2:03 a.m. Sept. 5 at state Route 161 and Beech Road.

* Menacing was reported at 11:09 p.m. Sept. 3 on the 8800 block of Smith's Mill Road North.

* A 55-year-old New Albany man was issued a citation for littering at 2:12 p.m. Sept. 3 on the 100 block of West Main Street.

* A 27-year-old Columbus man was charged with OVI after police at 3:49 a.m. Sept. 2 checked the area for suspicious people related to a report that someone was knocking on doors and windows in the neighborhood.

The officer approached the man's vehicle while it was backing out of a residence at Wolcott Loop and Providence Drive.

* A 27-year-old Columbus man was issued citations for possession of drug paraphernalia, drug abuse and possession of a controlled substance possession after a traffic stop at 12:29 a.m. Sept. 1 at state Route 161 West and Johnstown Road.