Friday, November 22, 2013

Man Arrested in Ohio for Driving Car With Empty Hidden Compartment

Fact that man possessed no drugs did not stop police from arresting him

Adan Salazar
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 drugs.

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