[Cdt-l] Fwd: Drug Bust in Columbus, NM

Trekker4 at aol.com Trekker4 at aol.com
Fri Nov 12 11:23:30 CST 2010

Yes, and sometimes they use dogs, who will find anything you  shouldn't be 
Bob  "Trekker"
Big Bend Desert Denizen, and...
Naturalized Citizen - Republic  of Texas

"Government cripples you, then hands you a crutch and says,  'See, if it 
wasn't for us, you couldn't walk.' " -- Harry Browne

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costs when its  free." -- P J O'Rourke

In a message dated 11/12/2010 10:20:21 A.M. Central Standard Time,  
ks1007 at aol.com writes:

there are border patrol  all over the place down here - one hiker a couple 
of years back was stopped by  the BP in the middle of nowhere and made to 
empty his pack so they could  search it - I think that that was an overzealous 
rookie - I have not heard of  any other cases like this since then - if you 
do the trail the right way you  don't even come close to the permanent BP 
checkpoint - that drug bust was 3  miles south of columbus - every spring I 
warn hikers on here to not carry any  stuff with them - I believe if you are 
found in possesion of weed by the BP it  becomes a federal charge which is 
much harsher

el coyote
Keith and Mary
Trail Angels
Deming,  NM

-----Original  Message-----
From: Sly <hikertrash at gmail.com>
To: cdt-l  <cdt-l at backcountry.net>
Sent: Fri, Nov 12, 2010 6:42 am
Subject:  Re: [Cdt-l] Drug Bust in Columbus, NM

If an hiker is carrying a bag of weed for pleasure, they may want to  stash 
it in Deming.  If I recall correctly, a couple years ago while 
 dropping some hikers at the border, between where the hikers hit the 
 road, for the short road walk and borderline coop there was a 
 temporary/permanent inspection station with border patrol and dogs.    
 New Mexican law for an oz or less is 15 days and $50-$100 fine.   Or you 
 could try and get a prescription.  CO is cool, the other states would 
 seriously dampen a thru-hike.
 On 11/11/2010 10:38 PM, Rich Brown wrote:
 > I don't think this incident radically changes anything - it's just one 
 > more bit of info that may
 > be useful to you. I for one am still planning to head NOBO out 
 > of Columbus in April.
 > _http://www.denverpost.com/news/ci_16564868?source=pop_section_news_ 
 > Regards,
 > Rich "Bear" Brown
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