A Columbus teen was arrested on a felony gun charge Tuesday afternoon just after 4 o’clock.
Washington Township Police were on patrol on Route 33 when they observed a vehicle with fictitious registration commit a turn signal violation.
A traffic stop was initiated in the Village Pantry parking lot, located at 209 State Route 708.
Upon making contact, officers observed the odor of marijuana coming from the vehicle.
Authorities asked the occupants to exit the vehicle and a probable cause search was conducted.
During the search, officers located a loaded 9mm handgun in a book bag.
The investigation revealed the gun belonged to Joshua Crawley, 16.
Crawley was placed under arrest and was transported to the Central Ohio Youth Center in Marysville.
He was charged with improper handling of a firearm in a motor vehicle.
Additional charges are pending.
The report was sent to the Logan County Prosecutor’s Office for their review.