Kansas Sheriff Mulls Future After Colorado Pot Vote

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SHARON SPRINGS, Kan. (AP) _ A western Kansas sheriff says Colorado's vote to legalize marijuana could result in a ``terrible mess'' for Kansans who go there to buy legal pot, only to find themselves in legal trouble when they bring it home.

Wallace County Sheriff Larry Townsend's community of Sharon Springs is 17 miles from the Colorado border. He told The Kansas City Star this weekend that Colorado's decision is not good for either state. Townsend says that people who bring marijuana back into Kansas will be committing a crime.

Kansas Highway Patrol spokesman Lieutenant Josh Kellerman says his agency won't be doing anything different if the Colorado law goes into effect. He says people already are driving through Kansas with marijuana in their cars, and when they're caught they are dealt with according to state law.