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article imageMan faces felony charge because he had hidden compartment in car

By Owen Weldon     Nov 24, 2013 in Crime
A man in Northeast Ohio was arrested last Tuesday after police discovered a hidden compartment, which was emptied, and now he faces a felony charge.
According to Morning Journal, The man, 30-year-old Norman Gurley, was arrested on the "hidden compartment" law, which was passed in Ohio back in 2012. Gurley's arrest is the first arrest under the law.
According to Time, State troopers pulled Gurley over for speeding, and that was when they noticed several wires that ran from out of the back of his car, which led to the secret compartment.
The troopers then proceeded to arrest Gurley, even though they found no contraband in the vehicle.
According to Opposing Views, Police said that without the hidden compartment law, then they would not have been able to charge the suspect with anything. He went on to say that they apparently caught him in between runs, so to speak, and that the law takes away a tool that they use in their illegal trade.
The ACLU of Ohio is not happy with the law, and they are concerned that people will be convicted of drug charges, even if there is no evidence of drugs.
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