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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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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