Grand Junction, Colo. — Western Colorado Drug Task Force officers arrested 40-year-old Harold Gray last Friday, May 16, after a routine weapon/narcotic check at the Greyhound Bus Depot. During regular servicing break while the bus was in the garage and the passengers were not on board, a K9 alerted his handler to an area inside the bus which had a strong marijuana odor. The odor seemed to be coming from a gray backpack in the overhead compartment.
Once the servicing was complete the passengers again boarded the bus. Task Force officers made contact with two males sitting on the bus under the compartment where the backpack was located, and an officer noticed Gray had moved the suspicious bag from the overhead compartment to the floor. Gray provided consent to search, and officers found approximately 1.4 pounds of marijuana wrapped in cellophane and dryer sheets inside the bag.
Gray was placed under arrest and was booked into the Mesa County Jail. The amount found in Gray’s bag is far more than personal use and is consistent with distribution.
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The Western Colorado Drug Task Force is joint operation with officers and deputies from the Grand Junction Police Department and the Mesa County Sheriff’s Office.