State troopers find marijuana and hangun during traffic stop


SANDUSKY COUNTY, Ohio (WTVG) – Three people are facing drug charges after a bust during a traffic stop in Sandusky County.

Ohio State Highway Patrol troopers pulled over a driver for speeding on U.S. 6 on June 13. When authorities were talking with the driver and passengers, they reportedly smelled marijuana from inside the vehicle.

Troopers executed a probable cause search and found three pounds of marijuana in vacuum-sealed bags inside the trunk. They also found a loaded, 9mm handgun. According to the state patrol, the contraband has an estimated street value of $7,000.

The driver, Darius R. Badley, 21, of Euclid, and passengers, David J. Bynum, 26, of Tacoma, Wash., and Marcus E. White, 29, of Lacey, Wash., were charged with possession and trafficking in marijuana, both third degree felonies. White was also charged with weapons under disability, a third-degree felony. The individuals were in incarcerated in the Sandusky County Jail.

By: ABC 13 Ohio