Eureka Woman Charged in Connection With Allegedly Transporting Approximately 120 Pounds of Cannabis Through Arkansas

Kristi DortchThis is an excerpt of a press release from the Arkansas State Police. The information has not been proven in a court of law and any individuals described should be presumed innocent until proven guilty:

Kristi Dortch

Kristi Dortch [Booking photo from the Pope County Detention Center]

Cash confiscated with Kristi Dortch

Please note that although the press release originally stated Kristi Dortch was from Eureka Springs California, we have confirmed with Arkansas State Police and an employee of the Pope County, Arkansas Detention Center that she is from Eureka, California.

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Just Saying
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Just Saying
28 days ago

Arkansas. They have traps along the east-west highways with troopers looking for out-of-state licese plates. Boom pulled over. K-9s come. You’re busted. Someone I know was this reckless and was pulled over under the guise of speeding in Arkansas in 2018. The law called for 10-15 years for 200+ pounds. He got 5 years and was out in 18 months. No priors and a nice judge got him back home. He said the jails there are pretty bad.

Truth Be Told
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Truth Be Told
28 days ago
Reply to  Just Saying

In the era of body and vehicle cams it’s a little harder to make a pretext stop unless the driver is doing something stupid.

But it’s always best to obey traffic laws in strange environs – and make sure those turn signals work!

justsayin
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justsayin
28 days ago
Reply to  Truth Be Told

Pretext stops are perfectly legal…somehow even still in the Peoples Republic.

Ed Voice
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Ed Voice
27 days ago
Reply to  justsayin

Well they weren’t in California, were they…

peter boudoures
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peter boudoures
27 days ago
Reply to  Ed Voice

I don’t see cdfw so no they weren’t

Two Dogs
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Two Dogs
27 days ago
Reply to  justsayin

Pretext has to be in the top 10 of vague words.

Two Dogs
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Two Dogs
27 days ago
Reply to  Truth Be Told

And don’t get profiled.

This Is My Name
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This Is My Name
27 days ago
Reply to  Truth Be Told

Arkansas is a zero-tolerance state and have signs stating such. If your tire touches the line, they’ll pull you over. 1mph over the limit, they’ll pull you over. “Swerving” in your own lane, pulled over.

Etc.

Catbus1974
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Catbus1974
27 days ago
Reply to  Truth Be Told

Yeah. A little harder to make it stick. But no matter the legality of the initial exchange, if found with anything on their Christmas list you will be tied up at the very least until you involve judiciary, if not council as well.

farfromputin
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farfromputin
28 days ago
Reply to  Just Saying

Same thing can happen here in beautiful downtown Ferndale.

Truth Be Told
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Truth Be Told
27 days ago
Reply to  farfromputin

Where possession of 120 pounds (or 10,000) would get you a misdemeanor at most.

Ronda Illis
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Ronda Illis
27 days ago
Reply to  Just Saying

Wyoming watches for any west coast license plate, their state makes back the cost of enforcement by seizing vehicles. Stoners should vary their delivery route to avoid states who enforce weed laws.

Canyon oak
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Canyon oak
27 days ago
Reply to  Ronda Illis

I look for east coast and Midwest license plates to determine who’s in my state to grow weed and transport it back.
Michigan and Minnesota vehicles showing up at building supply stores are easy give ups in my area.

Unimpressed
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Unimpressed
27 days ago
Reply to  Canyon oak

You forgot new jersey

Farce
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Farce
26 days ago
Reply to  Unimpressed

Those people are the worst…

JRWHITMORE
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JRWHITMORE
27 days ago
Reply to  Just Saying

Probable cause to stop is still required. Out of State plates do not count.

Entering a world of pain
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Entering a world of pain
27 days ago
Reply to  JRWHITMORE

Right. Cause they never profile drivers and then invent a reason to pull them over

Sara
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Sara
26 days ago
Reply to  JRWHITMORE

If they don’t have “probable cause” they invent it. Simple as that.

Grace
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Grace
28 days ago

Darwin Award

Thatguyinarcata
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Thatguyinarcata
28 days ago
Reply to  Grace

You think she’s going to die from this?

Bug on a Windshield
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Bug on a Windshield
27 days ago

If she doesn’t, and probably won’t, she’ll definitely make a few contacts.

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c u 2morrowD
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26 days ago

two weeks in an Arkansas prison and she’ll wish she was.

ocrimonyD
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ocrimony
28 days ago

California plates are always a reason for pulling someone over. Might as well put a target on your vehicle.

Madrone is the best Supervisor in Humboldt
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Madrone is the best Supervisor in Humboldt
27 days ago
Reply to  ocrimony

Yeah, you have to switch cars when you get out of California…..

Akasha
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Akasha
27 days ago

Naw, you just have to switch license plates not the whole car

Farce
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Farce
27 days ago
Reply to  Akasha

Yeah- just go grab or steal those new plates and stick them on your drug-filled car. Problem solved! LOL

treeman53
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treeman53
27 days ago
Reply to  Akasha

yeah ,that’s a great idea. Sarc

Farce
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Farce
26 days ago
Reply to  treeman53

And then swerve around so they can’t really see the plates…That’s a pro tip!

Law Enforcement 101
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Law Enforcement 101
26 days ago
Reply to  Akasha

If you weren’t doing anything illegal you wouldn’t have to worry about it. The south don’t play when it comes to trafficking/transporting.

Legallettuce
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28 days ago

Plates didn’t matter but didn’t help. Both fit the profile that has been long established. Shame on the ones that hung each of these souls out to dry. Blessings to the fallen.

https://www.4029tv.com/article/arkansas-marijuana-arrests-i-40/60805344

curlybill
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curlybill
27 days ago
Reply to  Legallettuce

I suppose a large number go undetected. I wouldn’t take the chance for a few bucks.
The years out of your life gone, forfeit.

Farce
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Farce
27 days ago
Reply to  Legallettuce

Anybody with half a brain who knew what this woman was doing should have stopped her and talked reason. People that grew up here or have been here too long have no clue what the country is like out there….Arkansas, Tennessee- these are Bible Belt states and the reason you get better weed prices is directly due to the fact that if you get busted you will get punished with prison terms. Only professionals need apply….amateurs get sent away into cages…

Entering a world of pain
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Entering a world of pain
27 days ago

Real sophisticated operation there. Cont bags with a blanket over top, seriously?

tru matters
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tru matters
27 days ago

Amazing she made it all the way to Arkansas.

Did you ever wonder why it’s pronounced Arkan-saw and not Ar-kansas?

Timb0D
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27 days ago
Reply to  tru matters

The river is the Ar-kansas.

Notthatguyagain
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Notthatguyagain
27 days ago
Reply to  tru matters

There is a town in Kansas named ArKANSAS too XD

Espino
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Espino
27 days ago

Super cub with a Sorenson tank, non stop, land at associates property, unload and go home. I was never pulled over at 7000′ feet.

Two Dogs
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Two Dogs
27 days ago
Reply to  Espino

Love those cubs. 🕸️

Biff Friskom
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Biff Friskom
26 days ago
Reply to  Espino

I guess she chose to pull the Chrysler Pacifica out of the garage that day instead of her Super Cub.
Just remember if your associate gets busted and rolls on you, you will still be invited out, and the law will be waiting for you at that private runway….

Wake up
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Wake up
27 days ago

She was charged with transporting narcotics. Not charged with allegedly transporting narcotics

Mel
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Mel
27 days ago

Ha ha. Ha ha ha ha fuckin ha. Ha ha fuck ha. Shit,ha ha. Stupidity has no limits.

Mr. Clark
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Mr. Clark
27 days ago

illegal marijuana

Xi’sXoBoy
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Xi’sXoBoy
27 days ago

People still trying to make chump change off of weed?

Kinda like snuggling tomatoes or jalapeños, at this point. 🤣

Bug on a Windshield
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Bug on a Windshield
27 days ago
Reply to  Xi’sXoBoy

Snuggling tomatoes or jalapeños would make for one spicy night.
🍅🌶🔥

Bill Hogoboom
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Bill Hogoboom
27 days ago

Reading the headline, my 1st thought was she’ll probably get 120 days in jail. Then I got to the word ARKANSAS. Make that 120 years.

Notthatguyagain
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Notthatguyagain
27 days ago

I drove to visit family in the Midwest, got pulled over in Missouri and asked if I had weed (just had personal amount of hash) told the officer I didn’t have anything. He brought out drug dog who he claimed “hit” on the back of my truck, maybe smelled the kibble I brought for my dog. Didn’t find the hash, did discover I had a problem with my turn signals though. On my trip back I got pulled over in Illinois and they asked if I had cocaine or money. Once again, drug dog was brought after I refused to let them search my truck. Cop said he couldn’t read what state my plates were from because the very tip of the L in California was covered by part of the frame that said Eureka CA. They definitely be profiling us California drivers over there.

Farce
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Farce
27 days ago

Umm yeah! Been going on for decades. Never have a CA plate east of CA ha ha. In the day we used to switch rigs out in Utah, switch again in Chicago. Still felt weird having IL plates in NY but way hella wicked better than that cursed pull-me-over-and-search-me CA plate! You know what CA means to the cops in those other states? It means “I just came from that liberal anything-goes communist place and my vehicle is full of drugs and whatever”….

FogDog
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FogDog
26 days ago
Reply to  Farce

And they weren’t wrong…

Madrone is the best Supervisor in Humboldt
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Madrone is the best Supervisor in Humboldt
27 days ago

There are a lot of Humboldt people in Oklahoma. They’re growing “legal” weed there then transport it out of Oklahoma around the country. Driving 🚗 through the south and east coast with Oklahoma plates is more low profile than driving with California plates. Depending on whether or not you’re still in the game and how deep you want to take your trafficking business you have to adapt to the changing landscape.

Unimpressed
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Unimpressed
27 days ago

Yeah basically you have to compete with every crime organization in California not very mom and pop anymore

Native1one
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Native1one
26 days ago

Yes there is , only because the permits are so cheap ! I worked on a farm , it was a 50/50 split, but the Asians took over . Bottom line , I left and went to a state who is buckled down . I don’t ever want to known as that person who takes weed from California to the east coast and get caught!!!! No thank you 🙂‍↔️ welcome to the Midwest y’all

treeman53
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treeman53
27 days ago

Read in another site that she had over 200 lbs. Back in late 80s early 90s, it was common practice after harvest season to see CHP vehicles just n/o Ukiah on the off ramp looking for people heading south from Humboldt to the bay area.Anyone transporting 120 – 200 lbs. of weed like that was asking for trouble. Multiple traffic violations?

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Kym Kemp
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26 days ago
Reply to  treeman53

There were two separate incidents included in one press release. Together there was 200 pounds but Kristi D. didn’t have that all by herself.

Not smart
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Not smart
25 days ago

Was it worth a mandatory 20 year minimum in Federal prison for 54 kg of marijuana for transport and sale? Going through six states committing a crime is always going to end up being prosecuted in Federal Court and under Federal law.

Not smart
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Not smart
25 days ago

Federal minimum prison sentence for anyone considering this as a career.

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