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Man Caught with 30 Pounds of Marijuana Under Truck's Bed Cover, Deputy Says

A St. Charles County Sheriff's deputy arrested Justin Hulet, of Denver, on Interstate 70. After Hulet began trembling and stuttering, officers found 30 pounds of high-grade marijuana.

A Denver man was caught transporting 30 pounds of high-grade marijuana on Interstate 70 Sunday, according to a St. Charles County Sheriff’s Department report.

A sheriff’s deputy pulled over Justin R. Hulet, 34, of Denver, over for failing to use a turn signal on eastbound I-70 at the 205 mile marker.

The deputy reported he noticed Hulet was trembling and stuttering, and seemed to get increasingly nervous during the stop. He also said Hulet’s story that he was going to see his sister in St. Louis seemed implausible because Hulet said he was supposed to cross the river into Illinois and stop to call her.

Hulet also could not locate his insurance or registration documentation.

The deputy called in a K-9 unit to do an exterior sniff on the vehicle. The dog helped deputies discover three duffle bags under the pickup truck’s bed cover. The bags contained 30 pounds of high-grade marijuana.

Hulet told the deputy he was delivering the marijuana to a person in Illinois and had never done this before. He said he was unemployed and blamed the economy.

Hulet was charged Tuesday with delivering a controlled substance

He was being held in St. Charles County jail Wednesday. Bail was set at $50,000.

For more crime in St. Charles, see the following articles:

  • Police Reports: Police Arrest Someone for Indecent Exposure
  • Police: Man Made Meth in St. Charles Extended Stay Hotel Room
FlyingTooLow January 25, 2013 at 03:16 PM
This young man is facing a needless and unwarranted, life-changing experience. And for what? A plant. How many more of our citizens will we imprison? Law enforcement needs to re-direct its focus on crime...to those that are REAL crimes. I was in Federal Prison for 5 years for a marijuana offense. No, it was not for simple possession. I was arrested aboard a Lockheed PV2 in Marianna, Florida...charged and convicted for conspiracy to import and distribute 12,000 pounds of marijuana. As those 5 years rolled by, what I did see were armed bank robbers, coming and going...while I still sat there for marijuana. Most of the bank robbers only spent 17 to 24 months. But, I and my fellow 'drug offenders,'...we stayed for YEARS. I wrote about the escapades that led to my incarceration. I admit, I had a great time. No one was injured, no one was killed, firearms were not involved...there were no victims. We were Americans...doing what Americans do best...living free. My book: Shoulda Robbed a Bank I think you may enjoy it.
FlyingTooLow January 25, 2013 at 03:22 PM
All I am seeing here is a young man who has been arrested for a marijuana violation. Now, he will carry the 'convicted felon' stigma for the rest of his life. How pathetic. Another victim of the 'war on drugs.' Another disenfranchised American. 'Our' government is quickly depleting our supply of voters. I can only hope that at least one person on his jury, if this goes to trial, has guts enough to stand firm for acquittal. 'Jury nullification.' Remember: Prosecutors can indict, but only jurors can convict.
Car Code January 25, 2013 at 09:03 PM
Hope the Saint Charles can sell this back to Colorado. Possible also interstate commerce violation.
Rich Pope January 25, 2013 at 09:29 PM
The idea of bringing in the K-9 unit for an "exterior search" is clever considering the dog's sense of smell could also lead law enforcement to something inside the car by "accident".
Car Code January 26, 2013 at 09:10 PM
No prescription for 30 Colorado residents with flu.

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