Authorities uncover massive illegal pot grow operation in Pueblo tied to Cuban syndicate

The Pueblo County Sheriff’s Office uncovered an illegal marijuana grow operation involving a Cuban syndicate. The Pueblo Chieftain reports authorities Wednesday seized 340 plants, 70 pounds of dried marijuana product, thousands of dollars in cash and grow equipment, and made five arrests after executing search warrants at six Pueblo West…

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Federal drug agents raid multiple homes in Aurora in search of illegal marijuana grows

Federal and local agents fanned out across an affluent Aurora neighborhood near Cherokee Trail High School on Wednesday morning executing search warrants on suspected illegal marijuana grow houses, authorities say. Federal agents from the Drug Enforcement Administration hit numerous homes built in the posh neighborhood with large, new houses with…

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FBI, DEA orchestrate massive raid of suspected illegal marijuana grow operations across Denver metro area

Drug Enforcement Administration and FBI agents joined state and local agencies in a massive, coordinated raid of more than a dozen suspected illegal marijuana growing operations across the Denver metro area Thursday morning, federal officials say. Drug investigators began serving judicial warrants to suspected drug trafficking locations following a lengthy…

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The Answer to California’s Illegal Dispensary Problem

The Solve to California’s “Guerilla Dispensary Problem” One of the biggest benefits of cannabis legalization is the fact that the legal market can compete with the illegal market. However, despite the fact that a legal market exists in California, they still have a problem with “illegal-unlicensed” dispensaries. As you can…

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Suspected illegal pot grow busted in eastern Pueblo County, detectives acted on tip

Fifty-two marijuana plants worth an estimated $ 156,000 were seized Wednesday in a suspected illegal grow operation in eastern Pueblo County. Narcotics detectives with the sheriff’s office, acting on a tip, went to a home in the 1900 block of 58th Lane and discovered marijuana growing in an occupied home…

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Sweet Leaf Marijuana Centers should be stripped of licenses after illegal sales scheme, hearing officer rules

The Sweet Leaf dispensary chain, shut down in December after a police sting, was a criminal enterprise that pocketed millions from an illicit “looping” scheme that allowed customers to purchase the maximum amount of marijuana multiple times in a day, a municipal hearing officer ruled.As a result, Sweet Leaf Marijuana…

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Investigators seize 500 plants in suspected illegal pot grow in El Paso County

Thirteen pounds of processed marijuana and more than 500 marijuana plants were seized Friday when authorities served a search warrant at a suspected illegal grow in El Paso County. Investigators executed the search warrant in the 16,000 block of Jones Road, according to the sheriff’s office. The plants seized were…

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$750,000 illegal marijuana grow bust: more than 110 pounds seized, 2 arrested in Colorado

More than 110 pounds of marijuana was seized and two people were arrested following the bust of an illegal marijuana grow operation in El Paso County on Wednesday. Members of the El Paso County Sheriff’s Office Rural Enforcement Outreach, SWAT, Crime Reduction Unit and the Metro Vice Narcotics Intelligence executed…

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