Man sentenced to 3 years in prison for illegal marijuana operation in San Isabel National Forest

A federal judge sentenced a 25-year-old man last week to three years in federal prison for growing and intending to sell large quantities of marijuana, the U.S. Attorney’s Office announced Tuesday. Margarito Yepez-Sanchez, a Mexican living in the United States illegally, also received three years of supervised release for conspiracy…

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4,000-plus marijuana plants, 4 arrests in raid on elaborate grow in Colorado national forest

Published: Oct 6, 2017, 11:24 am • Updated: Oct 6, 2017, 2:31 pm By Kirk Mitchell, The Denver Post Agents and deputies from several federal and county agencies arrested four immigrants who are living in the U.S. illegally, seized 4,213 marijuana plants and dismantled an elaborate grow operation constructed in…

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2,700 plants seized in raid on illegal Colorado marijuana farm on forest land

Published: Sep 28, 2017, 7:55 pm • Updated: Sep 28, 2017, 7:55 pm By Scott Condon, The Aspen Times For the third time in five years, federal agencies have raided an illegal marijuana growing operation in the Aspen-Sopris Ranger District of the White River National Forest. Law enforcement officials from…

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Hiker finds illegal marijuana grow worth $7 million in San Isabel National Forest

Published: Jul 1, 2017, 12:19 am • Updated: Jul 3, 2017, 5:44 pm By Kieran Nicholson, The Denver Post Officials found two illegal marijuana grows, with more than 7,400 plants, on federal forest land near Rye, a town of about 200. Investigators were tipped off by a hiker who stumbled…

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Mexican man forced by smuggling “coyotes” to tend marijuana grow in national forest sentenced

Published: May 31, 2017, 12:59 pm • Updated: May 31, 2017, 1:45 pm By Kirk Mitchell, The Denver Post A Mexican man who paid his debt to smugglers by guarding a clandestine marijuana farm hidden in the San Isabel National Forest has been sentenced to one year in federal prison.…

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Enchanted Forest Gathering To Allow The Sale of Medicinal Cannabis On Site

Last year, Enchanted Forest Gathering, NorCal’s premier boutique music, movement, and conscious living camping festival, quietly became the second festival to offer an onsite medical cannabis dispensary. A location for unique events backed by forward-thinkers and home to the beloved Enchanted Forest Gathering (EFG), the Black Oak Ranchvenue in the…

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