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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Illegal-marijuana raids in Pueblo West net 340 plants in five homes, five suspects arrested

Illegal-marijuana grows at several homes in Pueblo West were raided Wednesday, resulting in five arrests and seizure of an estimated $ 1.2 million of marijuana. Detectives seized 340 plants, an estimated 70 pounds of dried product, thousands of dollars in cash and thousands of dollars in growing equipment, the sheriff’s office…

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Two people arrested in Pueblo County after fire at mobile home, investigators suspect hash oil blaze

Two people were arrested Tuesday afternoon in Pueblo County after firefighters and police responded to a fire, which allegedly was sparked by butane hash oil production. The fire broke out in the back of a mobile home in the 100 block of 32 3/4 Lane in the St. Charles Mesa…

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Backyard marijuana grow bust in Pueblo West yields 57 plants worth estimated $171K

A 58-year-old woman was arrested Tuesday afternoon when sheriff’s deputies found a suspected illegal marijuana grow, and evidence of a butane hash oil operation, at a Pueblo West home. Debra Luck was arrested on suspicion of possession of marijuana with intent to distribute, extraction of marijuana concentrate and cultivation of…

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Third illegal-grow marijuana bust in Pueblo County in a week

A third illegal marijuana grow this week was busted Friday in Pueblo County, according to the sheriff’s office, and the latest discovery uncovered 420 plants, worth an estimated $ 1.2 million. A Pueblo West resident called the sheriff’s office about a “strong order of marijuana” coming from inside a home…

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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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Question 200 in Pueblo County: Everything you need to know about vote to repeal marijuana law

Published: Oct 28, 2016, 4:38 pm • Updated: Oct 28, 2016, 4:58 pm By Alicia Wallace, The Cannabist Staff Colorado’s marijuana laws allow for local control — communities and municipalities can opt to allow for retail sales and related industry, or they can elect not to partake. Voters in the…

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Cannabist Show: He’s a cannabis sommelier; He wants Pueblo to say ‘No on 200’

Published: Oct 14, 2016, 10:02 am • Updated: Oct 14, 2016, 10:35 am By The Cannabist Staff Featured guests: Trichome Institute president Max Montrose and No-on-200 campaign spokesperson Jim Parco. LOTS TO TALK ABOUT •  There is now a sommelier-like program that will standardize the grading of marijuana. •  Everything…

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