Man arrested on weapons, drug charges

Ivan Carlos Chavez Lozaya. Photo courtesy of Columbus Police Department.

A Columbus man is facing drug and firearms related charges after being arrested for outstanding warrants yesterday afternoon.

28-year-old Ivan C. Chavez-Lozaya is facing charges of resisting law enforcement and for possessing methamphetamine, marijuana and a handgun he did not have a license to carry.

Columbus police report that Chavez-Lozaya was seen in a vehicle in the 1500 block of Sycamore Street at about 5:15 yesterday afternoon. After confirming that he was wanted on two Bartholomew County warrants, they moved to arrest him but he allegedly pulled away from officers.

As police struggled with the suspect, people came out of a nearby home and began yelling obscenities at officers and advancing toward the scene. Additional officers were called in to stabilize the situation.

Officers discovered the marijuana, methamphetamine and a .40 caliber handgun hidden in Chavez-Lozaya’s clothing.