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Ohio father, son arrested for Colorado marijuana

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Courier-Times Staff Report

A father and son from Ohio were arrested Monday morning for allegedly possessing more than two pounds of raw marijuana, and another two pounds of marijuana edibles, waxes and oils, after the car they were driving was stopped for speeding.

Around 8:30 a.m. Monday, Indiana State Trooper Mark Hanna was on I-70 near the New Castle exit when he reportedly clocked an east-bound Ford Fusion at 89 mph in the 70 mph zone.

Hanna got the vehicle stopped near the New Castle exit and made contact with the driver, identified as Christofer Karr, 39 of Reynoldsburg, Ohio, who was allegedly found to be unlicensed. The vehicle passenger was identified as Todd Karr, 22 of Reynoldsburg and also allegedly unlicensed.

As Hanna spoke to the vehicle occupants, he reportedly smelled the odor of raw marijuana coming from inside the vehicle. Troopers Snyder and Fields were nearby and came to assist Hanna with the traffic stop.

Further investigation by the officers reportedly turned up two pounds of packaged raw marijuana and another two pounds of packaged marijuana edibles, waxes and oils.

According to the Indiana State Police, the father-son duo had recently visited Colorado (where marijuana and its derivatives are legal) and purchased the items at a marijuana dispensary.

While legal to possess in Colorado, the raw marijuana and associated products are not legal to possess in Indiana. Christofer and Todd Karr were arrested and lodged in the Henry County Jail, each preliminarily charged with dealing marijuana and possession of marijuana.