CIRCLEVILLE – Two people were arrested in Circleville and charged with Trafficking drugs and the gun that was found is stolen out of another county.
According to the Circleville Police department, a traffic stop was initiated at North Court and Seyfert Ave on 1/02/21 around 11:49 pm.
Circleville Police Officer A. Salyers was patrolling the area of North Court Street when he observed a 2003 Ford Windstar traveling Southbound with an equipment violation.
Officer Salyers was able to conduct a traffic stop with the vehicle on Seyfert Ave. and identified the driver as, 29 year old, John Kaleb Lehr of Marion, Illinois. Mr. Lehr exhibited criminal indicators resulting in Ofc. Salyers to request assistance from other Officers. Mr. Lehr was requested to step out of the vehicle and when being removed Mr. Lehr reached in his pocket and tossed a loaded 9mm handgun on the floorboard of the vehicle. Mr. Lehr and his female passenger were both detained for further investigation.
The female passenger originally provided a false identity to Officers and after an extensive investigation, the Officers identified the passenger as, 33-year old, Natosha Nicole Curnutte, of Columbus, Ohio. Natasha was found to have multiple felony warrants for her arrest.