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Old 11-22-2013, 06:29 PM   #1
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New Hidden Compartment Law in Ohio

According to The Blaze, any vehicle with a hidden compartment is illegal under Ohio state law. Possession of such a vehicle is now a felony in the Buckeye State.

The rationale behind the legislation is that the compartments, called “traps,” make it easier for criminals to transport narcotics and munitions concealed from police searches during traffic stops.

Now, State Troopers have made their first arrest under the auspices of the brand new law – 30 year-old Norman Gurley was arrested for speeding, but; he also faces felony charges simply for driving a truck with a trap.

It should be noted, however, the troopers didn’t find any drugs or weapons on Gurley’s person or hidden in his truck.

State Highway Patrol Lt., Michael Combs, described the vehicle’s hidden compartment, stating:


“The ‘hide’ on Gurley’s vehicle was accessed electronically, meaning you needed to perform a series of events in the correct order, and the false floor seats or taillights would then pop out, revealing the secret compartment.”

The Lt. justified the arrest despite finding no traces of illegal drugs or weapons, by stating:


“We apparently caught them between runs, so to speak, so this takes away one tool they have in their illegal trade. The law does help us and [it] is on our side.”

Here’s how local media covered the incident:
- See more at: LibertyNEWS.com – Video Report: Ohio State Troopers Make Their First Arrest Using New State Law that Says Any Vehicle with a Hidden Compartment is Illegal
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WOW this is scary.

A LOT of new SUV/crossover type vehicles have "hidden compartments."
On our 2013 Ford C-Max if you lift the rear floor mats there is a small pull that opens "hidden compartments."

BUT NOT as scary as this.
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Don't go to Ohio!
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x2 on the dont go to/speed in ohio.
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WOW this is scary.

A LOT of new SUV/crossover type vehicles have "hidden compartments."
On our 2013 Ford C-Max if you lift the rear floor mats there is a small pull that opens "hidden compartments."

BUT NOT as scary as this.
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But do you have to perform a series of electronic steps to open them?

I think that was the point he was making.
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But do you have to perform a series of electronic steps to open them?

I think that was the point he was making.
Plus not being factory installed.
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WOW this is scary.

A LOT of new SUV/crossover type vehicles have "hidden compartments."
On our 2013 Ford C-Max if you lift the rear floor mats there is a small pull that opens "hidden compartments."

BUT NOT as scary as this.
North Texas Drivers Stopped at Roadblock Asked for Saliva, Blood | NBC 5 Dallas-Fort Worth

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You guys have been brainwashed into thinking you live in a free country.lol
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Plus not being factory installed.
So the "great" state of "Ohio" has ruled that an after market mod to your property is now against the law...

Cop1:ya know those pipes on that trailer awning could have dope in them!
cop2: yep, better pull'em over.


Just a silly thought......
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Just wondering if ohio still has a pair of state cops sitting at about mile marker 4 on intestate 70. Truck drivers used to call them the welcoming committee. Well, that's what we called them in polite company.
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