Ohio senators pass a bill that would ban hidden compartments in vehicles in an effort to crack down on drug trafficking.
The bill would prohibit altering a vehicle to create or add a hidden compartment. Officials for the Ohio State Highway Patrol say current law makes it tough for officers to pursue charges if they find such compartments but no drugs inside them. The bill would make that a felony.
The bill, however, would exempt dealer installed compartments to address concerns from gun owners about its effect on special compartments used to secure legal firearms.