Pickaway Traffic Stop Leads to Major Drug Find/Arrests

(Pictured Above; Carl Newland and Danielle Lorah)

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Pickaway County Sheriff Robert B. Radcliff reports that two people were arrested after a traffic stop led to a major drug arrest, Monday (February 10th), at approximately 11:15pm. Deputy Ryan Howard initiated a traffic stop on an SUV on U.S. Route 23 in the area of Little Walnut for a traffic violation.

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Deputy Howard initially made contact with the driver, 32-year-old Danielle D. Lorah of Columbus, Ohio. Deputy Howard then spoke with the passenger, 41-year-old Carl F. G. Newland, also of Columbus. Lorah did not have a valid driver’s license and Newland had outstanding warrants for his arrest.

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Upon search of the vehicle, deputies located over 126 grams of heroin, over 32 grams of methamphetamine, 10 colnazepam pills, scales and 2 smoking pipes.

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Both Newland and Lorah were taken to the Pickaway County Jail and were charged with Trafficking in Drugs (Heroin) a Felony of the First Degree, Possession of Drugs (Heroin) a Felony of the First Degree, Trafficking in Drugs Schedule I and II (Methamphetamine) a Felony of the Second Degree and Possession of Schedule I and II Drugs (Methamphetamine) a Felony of the Second Degree.

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The case remains under investigation by the Pickaway County Sheriff’s Office and the US 23 Major Crimes Task Force.

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