Troopers Discover Stolen Silver, Platinum Bars During Traffic Stop
A man pulled over for a registration violation led troopers to find silver and platinum bars in his car.
After finding meth on McDaniel, state police searched his car.
That’s when they found the silver and platinum bars in the back seat.
Ten 10-ounce silver bars and four 1-ounce platinum bars were hidden in a CD case.
Troopers say the bars value at almost $5,000.
They say McDaniel stole them from a Mesick home.
A tip a few days later told them McDaniel traded some of the platinum bars for a jeep and camper in Leroy.
Troopers went to a home in Leroy and found $29,000 worth of platinum bars buried in the backyard.
McDaniel is charged with having meth, stealing more than $20,000, being a repeat offender and other charges.