Fact that man possessed no drugs did not stop police from arresting him
November 21, 2013
A search didn’t find any drugs on 30-year-old Ohio driver Norman
Gurley, but that didn’t stop police from making him the first person in
the state to be arrested for violating a relatively new law that
purportedly seeks to combat drug trafficking by prohibiting the use of
vehicles containing hidden compartments.
After they pulled Gurley over for speeding, state troopers apparently
“noticed several wires running to the back of the car,” according to WKYC.
“During the search, they noticed some components inside the vehicle
that did not appear to be factory,” Lt. Michael Combs of the Ohio State
Highway Patrol told WKYC. “We figured it out and followed the wiring and
we were able to get it open.”
Combs says Gurley was “apparently caught.. between runs, so to
speak,” assuming his vehicle was modified in order to transport illegal