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Traffic stop nets felony weapons charges

SHOFFNER RYAN

SHOFFNER

HAYNES JUSTIN

HAYNES

Driver Ryan Shoffner, 33, of Lakeview, and his passenger, Justin Haynes, 26, of Lakeview, each was issued felony weapons charges during a traffic stop Wednesday evening. Officers of the Washington Township Police Department on patrol in the area of State Route 235 and State Route 708 about 5:50 p.m. observed their vehicle make several lane violations.

Upon making contact with the driver, criminal indicators were observed. A K-9 unit was summoned to the scene.

Officers recovered a loaded 9 mm handgun beside the driver, and a loaded .380 handgun beside the passenger, Haynes.

Shoffner was charged with illegal possession of a firearm in a motor vehicle, while Haynes is charged with having weapons under disability .

Both defendants were lodged in the Logan County Jail.

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