Maine Man Waives Hearing in I-80 Traffic Stop That Allegedly Turned Up $160K, Marijuana and Illegal Firearm

CLEARFIELD – The third and final out-of-state man involved in a traffic stop that allegedly turned up a huge sum of cash, marijuana and an illegal firearm was scheduled for a preliminary hearing Wednesday.

Hassan Ali Sheikh, 22, of Columbus, Ohio, Isaiah O. Mokeme, 22, of South Portland, Maine and Jebrel S. Ennaw, 24, of Auburn, Maine were 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.

Ennaw waived the felony firearms and misdemeanor drug charges to county court Wednesday. However, he had the felony charge for dealing in proceeds of unlawful activities withdrawn.

Both Sheikh and Mokeme had all charges held for court following a preliminary hearing at the end of September.

Online court documents indicate that bail was previously set at $100,000 monetary for Ennaw, Sheikh and Mokeme. Sheikh has remained incarcerated while Ennaw and Mokeme have posted bail.

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.

Ennaw and Mokeme were located in the driver’s and passenger’s seats. Sheikh 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.

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