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.