Saturday, February 7, 2009

I-25 crash reveals $587,000 worth of marijuana

I-25 crash reveals $587,000 worth of ma posted by: Jeffrey Wolf written by: Kyle Clark

HUERFANO COUNTY - State troopers found more than 500 pounds of marijuana stashed in a trailer that crashed along Interstate 25 Wednesday morning.

The Colorado State Patrol reports a Chevy Suburban headed north on I-25 in Huerfano County lost control and struck a guardrail. The vehicle rolled over and broke loose from a trailer it was towing.

Troopers say they found 587 pounds of marijuana in the trailer, each pound having a street value of approximately $1,000.

The driver, a 31-year-old man, and his passenger, a 27-year-old woman, both from New Mexico, were treated for injuries.

The man, who sustained serious injuries, was admitted to a Walsenburg hospital.

The woman, who was arrested, is charged with felony drug possession with a special charge for importing more than 100 pounds of marijuana. Her bond was set at $100,000.

State troopers are not releasing their names. I-25 was closed for two hours while the scene was cleaned up and investigators gathered evidence.

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