A Littleton resident is behind bars in Salina, Kan., after police say they found nearly 4 pounds of pot in her car. As reported by the Salina …
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A Littleton resident is behind bars in Salina, Kan., after police say they found nearly 4 pounds of pot in her car.
As reported by the Salina Journal, police pulled over 19-year-old Taylor A. Cedillo for speeding in a school zone on April 3. Struck with an overwhelming aroma of marijuana coming from the car, officers searched it and found the drug in a number of bags and containers of various sizes, along with $3,200 in cash, according to the newspaper.
Lt. Jim Norton, commander of the I-135/I-70 Drug Task Force, said Cedillo grew up in Salina and just moved to Littleton seven months ago to work in a medical-marijuana dispensary. She has an MMJ license, said Norton, but Colorado law allows patients to have only up to 2 ounces.
Norton says people transporting pot across the state line is an increasing problem in Kansas, one that’s likely to get worse once Amendment 64 is fully implemented. The new law makes it legal for adults in Colorado to have up to an ounce for recreational use.
In Salina, a town of about 50,000, he estimates police have arrested at least eight people so far this year. It’s more common for people who live there to drive to Colorado to get pot and bring it back, he said, usually from people growing it themselves rather than dispensaries.
“People seem to forget that Colorado ends at mile marker one,” he said.
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