Sheriff: Man arrested with 250 pounds of marijuana

Paul Woods

Officers with the Grand County Sheriff’s Office recently reported finding 250 pounds of marijuana during a search of an SUV a deputy had initially pulled over for tinted windows and closely following vehicles ahead of it.

The driver 56-year old driver, Paul Woods, faces one felony charge in the second degree for alleged possession of 100 pounds or more of marijuana.

The deputy pulled Woods over Friday, Jan. 30 as he was driving eastbound on Interstate 70. During the traffic stop, the deputy allegedly saw a vape pen between the man’s legs and asked him to step out of the car. The deputy said the pen emitted the smell of marijuana, and according to testimony from the officer, Woods admitted that the pen contained THC, which is the psychoactive ingredient in marijuana.

The deputy said he also saw during the traffic stop “large objects in the backseat of the vehicle” that were covered with bedsheets. During a search of the vehicle, the officer allegedly found 14 boxes and one bag all containing marijuana.

The Grand County Sheriff’s Office arrested Woods, who is being held at the Grand County Jail, and booked the marijuana into evidence.

Besides the possession charge, Woods also faces a third-degree felony charge for alleged intent to distribute the drugs, a misdemeanor charge for the vape pen that contained THC and traffic infractions for tinted windows and close following while driving.