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Traffic stop leads to two arrests on multiple charges

Ethan Leavell
Boone County Jail mug shot of Ethan Leavell. He was arrested after a traffic stop on Sept. 29.


Columbia Police arrested the passenger in a vehicle during a traffic stop for multiple charges including trafficking drugs, and unlawful possession of a firearm.

According to court documents, Ethan Leavell was the front passenger in a vehicle that failed to signal a right turn causing the traffic stop.

Officials say Leavell consented to a search of himself and police found a baggie with what looked and smelled like marijuana.

A search of the vehicle found a stolen gun out of Boone County under the front seat according to court documents.

Destiny Bretz

Police report the back passenger, Destiny Bretz, had meth in a bag in her pants.

Leavell is charged with stealing - firearm, trafficking drugs, unlawful use of weapon, unlawful possession of a firearm.

Leavell has a $20,000 cash/surety bond set three charges and $10,000 cash/surety bond for another charge.

Bretz is charged with drug trafficking. She has a $10,000 cash/surety bond.

Leavell's next court date is Nov. 5.

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Karl Wehmhoener


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