Forty-Nine Pounds of Marijuana and a Car Crash
The ramifications of a car accident are never pleasant, but sometimes they can be quite surprising. Every once in awhile, they can even bring important things to light.
Such was the case the other night, when officers responded to a report at Airport and S. Chelton Roads in Colorado Springs. As accidents go, it was a relatively minor one, in which no one suffered injuries. Here’s a quick synopsis from The Denver Post article:
The woman, Mahogany Aviles, 27, was traveling eastbound on Airport Road when she attempted to turn onto northbound Chelton Road. As she was turning, she was hit by a vehicle traveling westbound on Airport Road.
The two children in Aviles’ car were not injured but, police say that they were not properly restrained.
Aviles was carrying contraband in her back seat — 49 pounds of marijuana with an estimated street value of $25,000. According to The Colorado Springs Gazette, this was not her first encounter with contraband or with the law:
Aviles was arrested on suspicion of child abuse, a felony count of distributing marijuana and several traffic violations. She is being held in the El Paso County jail on $3,000 bond.
According to court documents, Aviles pled guilty in February 2010 to possession with intent to sell a controlled substance, a Class-3 felony. She was sentenced to four years probation.