10/29/14 – 5:13 A.M.
An appeals court will rule on whether Ohio State Highway Patrol Troopers could smell marijuana on a man who was arrested on drug charges in Findlay last November. The Courier reports The 3rd District Court of Appeals in Lima heard arguments from Trenton Shuttlesworth’s lawyer yesterday. Shuttlesworth was found with more than 1,000 oxycodone pills during a traffic stop. However, he didn’t have marijuana in the car.
Hancock County Judge Reginald Routson has already ruled it was highly unlikely Sgts. Michael Walter and Kurt Beidelschies could smell pot on Shuttlesworth. Attorney Dennis McNamara said there was no way they could smell marijuana in about six seconds of standing upwind of his client.
Shuttlesworth told investigators the oxycodone pills had been stored next to pot in a Toledo house.
A ruling will come at a later date.
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