CLEARFIELD – One of the three out-of-state men involved in a traffic stop that turned up a huge sum of cash, marijuana and an illegal firearm was scheduled for court Wednesday.
Hassan Ali Sheikh, 22, of Columbus, Ohio has been charged by the Pennsylvania State Police with felony counts of dealing in proceeds of unlawful activities and firearms not to be carried without a license and a misdemeanor count of marijuana/small amount for personal use.
However, Sheikh had his preliminary hearing continued until 11:15 a.m. Sept. 26 during centralized court at the Clearfield County Jail. His bail remains set at $100,000 monetary.
The charges stem from a traffic stop on a Jeep Grand Cherokee at approximately 12 p.m. Sept. 7 on Interstate 80 westbound in Graham Township, according to the affidavit of probable cause filed with the office of Magisterial District Judge Jerome Nevling.
Co-defendants Jebrel S. Ennaw, 24, of Auburn, Maine and Isaiah O. Mokeme, 22, of South Portland, Maine were located in the driver’s and passenger’s seats. Shiekh was located in the rear, driver’s side passenger seat.
A state trooper detected a strong odor of marijuana emitting from within the vehicle. A probable cause search was subsequently conducted and an aftermarket compartment was located under the driver’s seat.
The compartment appeared to contain 16, $10,000 bundles, or approximately $160,000 in cash. There was also a Glock handgun found inside; bags of marijuana were recovered from the center console, glove box and stuffed under the rear passenger’s side seat.
Both Mokeme and Ennaw face the same set of charges and bail was also set at $100,000 in their cases, which the two men have posted, according to online court documents.
Mokeme is scheduled to appear for his preliminary hearing at 11:15 a.m. Sept. 26, while Ennaw’s hearing is scheduled for 11:30 a.m. Oct. 10 at the jail.