Driver arrested for having empty compartment that could potentially be used to hide drugs
I’m all for stopping drugs, but this sounds ridiculous. What about tool compartments on vehicles? Glove compartments? Places for your jacks? Or anything you might just happen to put on your car. Driving is a privilege, not a right. But sometimes liberals go too far.
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Civil libertarians are criticizing Ohio police for arresting a driver because his car contained a compartment that could theoretically store illegal drugs, though no drugs were found at that time.
The driver, 30-year-old Norman Gurley of Michigan, was pulled over for speeding. A highway patrolman noticed wires running to a secret compartment in the car and arrested Gurley, even though there were no drugs in the compartment. The officer also claimed he smelled marijuana in the compartment — giving him probable cause to search it — though none was ultimately discovered.
It makes no difference whether police find drugs or not, according to a new Ohio law that prohibits secret compartments.