Stolen gun, illegal drugs found in CPD arrest

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On Saturday, Apr. 18, a Columbus Police Department traffic stop yielded a stolen gun and illegal possession of controlled substances.

CPD Police Chief Skip Edman reports that at approximately 8:36 p.m., Officer Solis was dispatched to 2417 Hwy 71 S in reference to an intoxicated subject in a vehicle. Officer Solis arrived and made contact with the subject, who was exhibiting signs of intoxication. Officer Solis detected a strong odor of fresh marijuana from inside the vehicle.

A probable cause search was conducted and as a result, 25-year-old Torre Johnson, of Weimar, was arrested for: Possession of a Controlled Substance PG 4 >= 200g < 400g – Second Degree Felony; Possession (Theft) of a Stolen Firearm – Third Degree Felony, and for Possession of Marijuana >4oz<= 5 lbs. – a State Jail Felony.

Chief Edman would like to point out that due to the issuance of Governor Abbott’s statewide disaster declaration, certain criminal punishment ranges committed during the pendency of the declaration can be enhanced; and are as follows:

• Penal Code §22.01 (Assault)

• PC §28.02 (Arson)

• PC §29.02 (Robbery)

• PC §30.02 (Burglary)

• PC §30.03 (Burglary of coin-operated or coin collection machines)

• PC §30.04 (Burglary of vehicles)

• PC §30.05 (Criminal Trespass)

• PC §31.03 (Theft)

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