Man busted with pound of medical marijuana during traffic stopPosted: Updated:
The following news release was sent by the Yavapai County Sheriff's Office:
SELIGMAN - On December 24, 2008, at approximately 1:30 P.M., Yavapai County Sheriff's Office K9 "Elliott" and his partner stopped a yellow Mitsubishi Lancer for speeding on the I40 west of Seligman. The driver, identified as 29-year-old Flagstaff resident Colton Wolf, was warned about his excessive speed. During the discussion, the deputy discussed the K9 drug interdiction program with Wolf and noticed Wolf exhibit a change in behavior, becoming very nervous about the questioning.
K9 "Elliot" was deployed and conducted an exterior sniff of the vehicle immediately alerting on the open driver's side window. After trying to jump into Wolf's vehicle, K9 "Elliot" was rewarded with his toy and returned to the patrol vehicle. The deputy searched the vehicle and found a pound of marijuana in a duffle bag laying the rear seat. The marijuana was packaged in 4 vacuum heat sealed plastic bags.
During a discussion about the contraband, Wolf admitted buying the marijuana in this particular quantity for $2,000 dollars noting that the purchase of equivalent marijuana in ounces could have amounted to $6,400 dollars. Wolf explained he has a contact in California that supplies medical marijuana to state licensed facilities who was willing to sell to him directly.
As a result of the investigation, Wolf was arrested for 2 felony counts including Transportation for Sales and Possession of Sales of Marijuana.He was booked at the Prescott Detention Center and was released on a $5,000 bond on Christmas day.