Troopers assist stranded motorist, find a pound of marijuana and loaded handgun

$4,500 worth of hydroponic marijuana seized.
Norwalk Reflector Staff
Feb 5, 2013


An Ohio man is facing felony drug and weapon charges after Ohio State Highway Patrol troopers seized a pound of hydroponic marijuana, worth nearly $4,500 and a loaded 9mm handgun, while assisting a stranded motorist in Hamilton County.

Troopers stopped with a disabled vehicle on southbound Interstate 75, milepost 16, at 9:08 p.m. Sunday. Upon initial contact with the vehicle, troopers observed a handgun on the front passenger seat and detected an odor of burnt marijuana. A probable cause search revealed a pound of hydroponic marijuana and a loaded 9mm handgun.
The driver, Qualin L. Daniel, 23, of West Chester, was incarcerated in the Hamilton County Justice Center and charged with possession of marijuana, a fifth-degree felony, and possession of weapons under disability, a third-degree felony.

If convicted, he could face up to six years in prison and up to a $12,500 fine.


Brock Lee

note to self get car fix

nightroller's picture

If you need someone to dispose of the cannabis, I would be happy to smoke it all up for you. no problem on that one


Article says "Troopers stopped with a disabled vehicle" not that they stopped to help, which I'm sure it was all about getting this stranded motorist for some kind of violation. At least we don't have to read the criminal indicator garbage this time. But I'm sure the troopers had visions that the car contained weed and where it was before they even stopped.


I would say after they stopped(I'm sure to check why he was parked there) and seeing a pistol on the front seat was resonable cause in its self.


Wow, if they got caught in 'Heroin' County, they would get CBCF followed by "intense" probation!