Infographic: Are Colorado drivers profiled for pot by law enforcement in other states?

License Plate Profiling? Infographic courtesy of TheDenverChannel.com

Courtesy of TheDenverChannel.com

Wyoming Highway Patrol records from all marijuana-related incidents on I-25 since 2008, show that Colorado drivers were cited for pot more than any other out-of-state drivers.

Wyoming Highway Patrol Marijuana Incidents, Top 3 States:

Wyoming Drivers= 130 marijuana related incidents
Colorado Drivers= 92 marijuana related incidents
Montana Drivers = 25 marijuana related incidents
*From 2008 – Feb 2014 there were a total of 294 Marijuana related incidents in Wyoming on I-25. Data from Wyoming Highway Patrol records.

7NEWS also obtained five years’ worth of records from marijuana-related incidents on I-70 in Kansas from 2008 to June 2013. Although neither the Kansas Highway Patrol or statewide databases keep records designating where drivers are from, analysis of data from marijuana seizures indicates the largest number happened in Colby, Kansas. Colby is located just 50 miles from the border of Kansas and Colorado.

Three years of records from Nebraska State Patrol show Colorado drivers are cited for pot more than any other out-of-state drivers on I-80 in Nebraska.

In Deuel County, Nebraska, State Troopers busted more Colorado drivers for marijuana than in-state drivers. Since 2011, Colorado drivers were caught 37 times compared to 19 Nebraska drivers.

Marijuana Offenses in Deuel County, Nebraska

Total offenses: 131
Offenses involving Colorado drivers: 37
Offenses involving Nebraska drivers: 19
*Data from Nebraska State Patrol, detailing stops conducted by Nebraska State Troopers in Deuel County, Nebraska between January 2011 – March 2014

The State Patrol pulls over more Colorado drivers in Duel County, Nebraska than drivers from any other state, including Nebraska. In-state drivers were cited 490 times, while 577 citations were issued to Colorado drivers by Nebraska State Patrol in Deuel County.

Nebraska State Patrol Citations & Warnings/Violations Issued in Deuel County:

2,400 citations total, 7,481 warnings/violations total
Colorado drivers: 577 citations, 1858 warnings/violations
Nebraska drivers: 490 citations, 1742 warnings/violations
*Data from Nebraska State Patrol, detailing stops conducted by Nebraska State Troopers in Deuel County, Nebraska between January 2011 – March 2014

Read more and watch the video at TheDenverChannel.com.



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