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10/20/2013 6:00:00 AM
Pair arrested with 65 pounds of marijuana near Kingman
Doug McMurdo
Miner Staff Reporter

KINGMAN - Two Texans whom law enforcement officials say had roughly 65 pounds of high-grade marijuana in their vehicle were arrested Wednesday after an officer with the Arizona Department of Public Safety stopped the driver on Interstate 40 west of Kingman.

Krysten Trautman, 26, and Joseph Pepe, 25, of Austin face felony charges of transportation of marijuana for sale. The bust came after sheriff's office K9 Ecko alerted to the 2013 Chevrolet Captiva rental car, which was on its way from Austin to Sacramento, Calif.

Three suitcases contained the weed. The DPS estimated it had a street value of about $320,000.


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Reader Comments

Posted: Monday, July 7, 2014
Article comment by: Kylei Anderson

I think that everybody has mistakes sometimes.. I believe in 2nd chances and that's what you should give this young couple. I feel bad for there family and friends. The siblings that looked up to them for there incredible discovers and imperfections. Then this one thing broke there heart and now they don't know what to think anymore but to try to be happy while loved ones are going through such pain, judgement, and depression

Posted: Sunday, October 20, 2013
Article comment by: Please lock em up

Im a Med card holder. Im grateful for the right to use Marijuana to alleve my pain. However, People like these two are NOT helping anyone except putting money in their pockets. First. Marijuana is NOT legal in Texas at all. SO...They were breaking laws from the start.

Its obvious they were hightailing it to California or maybe even here to make their profits and skip on back to Texas.

These people are DRUG DEALERS. They need to be locked up for their crimes. This kind of garbage is not what I or anyone else voted in favor of getting. If your going to use Arizona as a bridge to carry pot from an illegal (Texas) state into a Medical state. You should be arrested.

Our laws are working just fine for the intended legal card holders. It seems the only real crime increase is people transporting though the state. Put them in JAIL.




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