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California duo busted with large amount of drugs & handguns at Monument

California duo busted with large amount of drugs & handguns at Monument

A park ranger at Scotts Bluff National Monument with a good nose helps authorities make a sizable drug bust and multiple arrests.

Court documents say that shortly after noon on Tuesday, a park ranger working the entrance of the monument detected a strong odor of marijuana coming from an RV that just pulled into the parking lot.

Local authorities were dispatched, and made contact with occupant 56-year-old Tina Boles of California. She told officers there was marijuana and two handguns in the RV. The second occupant, 55-year-old Leanne Stookey, had taken the shuttle to the summit, so officers had to detain her.

A search of the RV revealed multiple quart sized canning jars filled with marijuana totalling more than one pound. Additionally, they found Colorado dispensary containers with marijuana, marijuana wax, marijuana hash, joints, edibles, a Beretta 9mm pistol, and Bersa .380 pistol.

Stookey and Boles were arrested for: Possession of a Controlled Substance (Cannabis Concentrates), Possession of Marijuana (More than One Pound), Possession of Marijuana Hash with Intent to Deliver, Possession of Marijuana with Intent to Deliver, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, and Possession of a Handgun during the Commission of a Drug Offense.

Both women are being held at the Scotts Bluff County Detention Center with bond set at 10% of $30,000.

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