On June 13, troopers stopped a rented 2018 Toyota sedan with Pennsylvania registration for a speed violation on U.S. 6 in Sandusky County. During interaction with the occupants, troopers detected an odor of marijuana coming from the vehicle. A probable cause search revealed 3 pounds of marijuana in vacuum sealed bags in the trunk and a hi-point 9 mm loaded gun. The contraband has an approximate 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.