Bond Set for Two Men Arrested for Possession of 600 Pounds of Marijuana

By: Kieran Wilson Email
By: Kieran Wilson Email

The Western Colorado Drug Task Force makes a big stop this weekend, arresting two men and seizing hundreds of pounds of marijuana.

According to an arrest affidavit, 46-year-old Christopher Johnson and 22-year-old Nathan McRae were driving a tractor trailer eastbound along Interstate 70, and then pulled off into the Colorado Utah Port of Entry near Loma.

As their vehicle was being inspected, officers at the Port of Entry noticed several things that made them suspicious. They say the log books each man was carrying did not match, that the log books showed the pair making several stops off route while their trailer was empty, and that the men told them they were on their way to Denver to pick up a load.

A K-9 unit was called out to the scene, and drug sniffing dogs were able to locate six-hundred pounds of marijuana behind a hidden wall in the trailer.

Authorities immediately handcuffed Johnson and McRae, and took them into custody. They both face felony drug charges and felony special offender charges. They are currently being held at the Mesa County Jail, each on $150,000 bond.

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