More People Claiming They've Been Targeted For Their Colorado Plates

April 2, 2014 5:30 AM

More People Claiming They've Been Targeted For Their Colorado Plates
" DENVER (CBS4) – More people are claiming they are being pulled over out of state to see if they have marijuana simply because they have Colorado license plates.

They strongly suspect it’s because Colorado stores now legally sell marijuana to those over the age of 21.

The Colorado Drug Investigators Association says there have been a lot of seizures of marijuana from cars leaving Colorado and going out of state.

Drivers are complaining they are being stopped for no good reason.

David Atkins says a Nevada State Trooper in an unmarked car following a different driver suddenly started following him and turned on his flashers.

“There was no reason for him to pull us over. Why did he pull us over? Only because we had a Colorado license plate and he stuck his head in there and started sniffing as soon as he came up to the car,” said Adkins.

David Atkins, left (credit: CBS)

This was shortly after Colorado started allowing sales of recreational marijuana.

“Didn’t ask for license, registration, nothing "

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