2 Coloradans arrested in Kansas, allegedly with 32 pounds of marijuana

Posted at 5:06 PM, Nov 29, 2017
and last updated 2017-11-29 19:06:15-05

DENVER – Two Coloradans were arrested late on Tuesday night near Salina, Kansas after deputies allegedly found them with more than 32 pounds of marijuana in their car.

The Saline County Sheriff’s Office pulled over a car on I-70 near mile marker 246 just after 11 p.m. Tuesday for a lane violation, and deputies searched the vehicle after saying they could smell marijuana, according to the sheriff’s office.

Inside, deputies found 32.2 pounds of packaged marijuana worth approximately $143,000 and other paraphernalia, the sheriff’s office said.

Deputies arrested both people in the vehicle: 22-year-old Ryan Cullen of Aurora and 43-year-old Maritza Ortega of Centennial, the sheriff’s office said. They could face charges of marijuana possession with intent to distribute.