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Cops: Colorado couple in motor home busted with drug cache

Published 6:14 pm, Monday, October 7, 2013
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An older out-of-state couple faces numerous narcotics charges after police said they failed to stop at a red traffic light.

A Colorado couple was arrested on a variety of narcotics charges Monday when their motor home was stopped about 12:30 p.m. Monday after police said it traveled through a red light at the intersection of Riverside and Treadwell avenues.

Thomas Michael Howard, 73, of Colorado Springs, Col., and Nora Clark, 65, of Elizabeth Springs, Col., were both charged with possession of narcotics, possession of controlled substance, possession of narcotics with intent to sell, possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of narcotics not in the proper container.

Howard, the driver, was also issued an infraction for failure to obey a traffic signal.

After the motor home was stopped, "the operator admitted to having a quantity of marijuana in the vehicle," police said in a statement. Assisted by the police K-9 Koda, officers searched the vehicle and said they found the following: 144 pills marked (M362) identified as acetaminophen and hydrocodone; three bags of marijuana and two smaller containers of marijuana (total weight 2 pounds, six ounces); a bottle of liquefied marijuana extract; three syringes filled with liquid marijuana, and three plastic containers of hashish.

Also found were a metal marijuana grinder with residue, miscellaneous marijuana smoking pipes and $4,131 in U.S. currency, police said.

The couple was to be arraigned Monday in Norwalk Superior Court.