Car pulled over for speeding yields large pot bust

3:07 PM, Nov 30, 2011   |    comments
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On Sunday morning, an Eagle County Sheriff's deputy pulled over a rental car on Interstate 70. The driver, later identified as Erin Colove, 25, of Olathe, Colo., and the passenger, later identified as Chase Eschrich, 22, of Alton, Mo., had over a pound of high-grade marijuana in the car.

They also discovered $40,000 in the car. According to the suspects, they say they got this money from drug transactions.

Colove and Eschrich were also charged with child abuse because there was a child in the car at the time when they were pulled over.

If you have any information about the suspect or this crime, please call the Eagle County Sheriff's Office at (970) 328-8500 or Eagle County Crime Stoppers at 970-328-7007, 1-800-972-TIPS, submit your tip online at, or text a tip from your cell phone by texting STOPCRIME plus your message to CRIMES (274637). If your tip leads to the arrest and indictment of any suspect involved, you could earn up to a $1,000 reward from the Crime Stoppers.

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