Coloradans Visit Tennessee With Too Much Weed
Two residents of Summit County, Colorado were arrested in connection with a Tennessee drug bust in which authorities discovered 425 pounds of marijuana and close to $355,000 in cash. Chris Crumbliss, 39, and Tasha Desmond, 21 were expected to make a large delivery of marijuana to Nashville. An undercover officer met with Crumbliss and Desmond on the evening of November 19th and arranged for Gary Chase, a sixty-year-old New Mexico resident, to deliver 100 pounds of pot.
11:15 p.m., Chase pulled up and Crumbliss met him in the truck to get a sample of the buds to show to the undercover officer. After the cop approved, they agreed to meet at another location to exchange the weight. When the undercover officer left the room, cops bombarded the house, and arrested Chase, Crumbliss and Desmond, finding marijuana, four pounds of hash, cash and seventeen disposable cell phones in Chase's truck.
While it may be legal to possess, sell or give away any amount of marijuana in Colorado, the laws in Tennessee are extremely different. If a person is in possession of more than a half-ounce, authorities are more than likely to believe that the suspect is a drug dealer. Crumbliss and Desmond are looking at a minimum of $2,000 in fines for having such a large quantity of cannabis but could face between fifteen and sixty years in jail and up to $500,000 in fines.