posted on Jan, 1 2014 @ 11:57 AM
There is a precedent: paraphernalia. That's one legal area I am constantly concerned about, because I have a workshop that I use, and inside it I
have the ability to etch circuit boards, set up chemical apparati for experiments, assemble custom cases and machinery, etc. Inside it one could find
micro-torches (used for soldering large copper pieces for electrodes), acetone (clean-up for the super glue I use to assemble plastic cases and
parts), syringes (surplus, used to inject chemicals into enclosed environments in experiments), "roach clips" (otherwise known as alligator clips
and used to assemble specialized test leads), and probably a whole plethora of things I don't even know that can be used for nefarious purposes.
I do nothing illegal, and possess no illegal or illicit controlled substances. But if someone wanted to make a case based on paraphernalia evidence, I
could be in for a long fight.
I once owned a 1969 Volvo station wagon... great little car, spunky, great handling, jumped the tracks beautifully, plenty of power. It looked like a
box with wheels, but it ran great. It also had these little compartments in the back, one on either side just behind the rear wheels. If you weren't
looking for them, you would never see them; just a segmented section of the floor with a very concealed strap to lift it up.
I used them during those days for liquid refreshments. They were the perfect size for a six-pack of cans, with just enough room left over for a little
ice to keep things cool. They even had a drain hole in the bottom.
These were not aftermarket; they were stock, and came on the car from the factory. They weren't even an option so far as I know. Yet, they
were my "secret compartments."
So I want to know, is a 1969 Volvo station wagon illegal in Ohio now?
Probably so, but apparently sanity is illegal in the State Capitol.