A Pennsylvania man is facing felony charges after troopers discovered a hidden compartment in his vehicle during a traffic stop on Monday.
Troopers from the Ohio State Highway Patrol in Wood County stopped a 2004 Volvo XC 90, with Pennsylvania registration, for a speed violation on the Ohio Turnpike.
Troopers say they observed criminal indicators and a drug-sniffing canine alerted to the vehicle, resulting in a search of the vehicle. Inside the Volvo, troopers found an after-market, hidden compartment installed under the passenger seat.
The driver, Vincente Herrera, of Philadelphia, was arrested and taken to the Wood County Jail. He has been charged with hidden compartment in vehicles, which is a fourth-degree felony, and possession of criminal tools, which is a fifth-degree felony. If he is convicted, he could face up to 30 months in prison, and be forced to pay up to a $7,500 fine.