Pot Run Sends Elderly Couple to Judge

If Cheece and Chong enlisted their neighbors at an adult-living center to help transport their pot, it might sound like what police said happened to Connecticut couple in Arkansas Thursday. 

Arthur N. Scherp Sr., 71, and Helene I. Scherp, 69, of Griswold, were driving on an Arkansas highway Thursday when State Police stopped them. They were acting nervous and gave cops an unlikely travel story, police said.

Cops started looking around and found 200 pounds worth of cellophane-bundled packets of marijuana in the truck's bed and another bag of pot in a passenger-side door, police said.

Arthur Scherp later told police he got $5,000 for making the trip. The judge set bond at $35,000 and the couple is being held.

Arthur Scherp tried to come to his wife’s defense and told the judge his wife was “a lot more innocent” than he was and deserved a lower bond, the CourierNews.com reports.

The judge did not comply and told the traveling duo that amount stood “unless you can convince the circuit judge to reduce it or hire a lawyer to talk to the prosecuting attorney about convincing me to reduce it,” District Judge Don Bourne said during a hearing Friday.

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