Authorities in Baraboo, Wisconsin, are pointing fingers at Colorado after arresting two young men who they say traveled for hours to cross state lines to purchase significant quantities of marijuana and returned to Wisconsin with the intent to sell. According to authorities, one of the young men had been making the long trip on a weekly or bi-weekly basis.
The police apprehended the young men as they arrived at one of their homes in Baraboo and reportedly recovered one and a half pounds of marijuana and marijuana edibles from the vehicle. The two were arrested and charged with felony possession with intent to deliver and possession of drug paraphernalia.
Wisconsin law officials have expressed surprise and frustration at the lengths that residents of their state are going to in order to legally buy marijuana to bring back across state lines. It is a 14-hour drive from Wisconsin to Colorado, but that doesn’t seem to be deterring many industrious residents. Law enforcement confirms that such enterprises are affecting every county in the state.
As more states continue to press forward with the decriminalization and legalization of marijuana, these kinds of incidents will take on a different narrative. However, until that time when all states in the union adopt legislation as progressive as Colorado’s regarding marijuana sale and consumption, our state will continue to be a major player in the illegal distribution of marijuana to other, stricter states. Those facing drug possession or distribution charges will find that the representation of an experienced, qualified attorney can help ensure that they are treated fairly by the courts and that their rights are respected.
Source: channel3000.com, “Officials: Colorado ‘drug dealer’ for states where marijuana is illegal,” Dave Delozier, July 12, 2016