SUV with New Mexico government plate seen at pot dispensary

TRINIDAD, CO. (KRQE) – You never know who’s noticing your license plates when you’re out of state, especially when you’re in a government vehicle. It’s especially true when you’re parked at a place that’s bound to raise a few eyebrows.

An SUV with a New Mexico license plate that starts with a “G” was seen at a marijuana dispensary in Trinidad, Colorado. A “G” designation means it’s issued to state agencies and other governmental jurisdictions.

In this case, the state confirmed the Ford Explorer was registered to the Pueblo of Pojoaque, but that it’s not a State of New Mexico vehicle.

A tipster, a New Mexico man who declined to go on-camera or be identified, said he took the pictures on December 23 at 3:49 p.m. at “Trinidad’s Higher Calling U.” The tipster said a man and woman bought two joints.

The tipster wasn’t a crusader against cannabis. In fact, he called it a “harmless plant” and wanted to get this point across. “It is legal in Colorado, and it should be in New Mexico,” he wrote.

While buying pot in Colorado is legal if you’re over 21, transporting marijuana over state lines is illegal. But KRQE News 13 has no proof it was brought back to New Mexico.

KRQE News 13 left three messages with the Pojoaque Pueblo seeking comment, but our messages were not returned. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Users who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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