7 Murdered At California Illicit Marijuana Operation

Seven people were fatally shot on Monday at a rural home in Southern California that authorities say served as an illicit marijuana cultivation operation. Riverside County Sheriff Chad Bianco said at a press conference on Tuesday that the property in Aguanga, an unincorporated area northeast of San Diego, was a…

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7 killed at large-scale California marijuana operation

AGUANGA, Calif. – An illegal marijuana growing operation where seven people were fatally shot in a small, rural Southern California town had the markings of organized crime, authorities said Tuesday. More than 20 people lived on the property, which had several makeshift dwellings, a nursery and vehicles used in production,…

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Operation Dank Drop: Hundreds Of Bags Of Pot Fall From Drone Flying Over Israeli City

Hundreds of small bags of marijuana fell from a drone flying over the Israeli city of Tel Aviv on Thursday afternoon, prompting passersby and others tipped off to the planned drop to scurry into roadways as they collected the illicit cargo from the ground.  The pot, packaged in small plastic…

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Detectives bust illegal marijuana grow operation in Santa Ana

Detectives acting on community tips raided an illegal grow operation in Santa Ana on Thursday, seizing more than 1,000 pounds of marijuana and more than 2,500 plants. Community complaints regarding an illegal business drew vice and narcotics detectives to the facility in the 2000 block of South Ritchey, according to…

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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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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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Hemp operation opens in historic florist greenhouse

An agricultural biotechnology company has launched a hemp grow operation in a newly renovated greenhouse space on the grounds of the historic Lafayette Florist. Lafayette-based Front Range Biosciences rented the 12,000-square-foot greenhouse — which had been used to grow flowers since the 1970s — and is growing industrial hemp clones…

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After local officials decline to investigate Oregon marijuana operation, feds step in

Published: Dec 5, 2017, 9:53 am • Updated: Dec 5, 2017, 10:51 am By Andrew Selsky, The Associated Press SALEM, Ore. — Federal officials are investigating a marijuana processing facility in Oregon after an explosion there injured a man who was previously convicted in a money laundering operation linked to…

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Former Seattle cop pleads guilty to cross-country weed smuggling operation

Published: Nov 27, 2017, 2:43 pm • Updated: Nov 27, 2017, 5:54 pm By The Associated Press SEATTLE — A former Seattle police officer has pleaded guilty for his role in smuggling hundreds of pounds of marijuana to Baltimore. Previously: FBI charges Seattle cop with smuggling weed to Baltimore Alex…

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