Aurora couple first to go to prison in connection with large-scale Colorado black market marijuana ring

An Aurora couple was sentenced in federal court this week for their role in a large-scale black market marijuana grow operation, the first people to be sent to prison as part of a massive Denver-area drug take-down announced last year. Huanyu Yan, 54, and You Lan Xiang, 50, received 36…

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Feds bust suspected Pittsburg/Atlanta pot trafficking ring; alleged money launderer arrested in Bay Area

OAKLAND — A man suspected of conspiring with others to ship marijuana from Pittsburg to Atlanta, Georgia, was arrested in the Bay Area last week on an arrest warrant for money laundering charges, court records show. Alhaji Jewru Touray was arrested in connection with a federal conspiracy and money laundering…

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National drug ring disguised as medical marijuana grow traded in cryptocurrency, feds say

A national drug syndicate disguising itself as a small Greeley medical marijuana grow traded in cryptocurrency and had drug pipelines to eight states, federal documents in Denver U.S. District Court reveal. Related Articles The sophisticated drug operation used bitcoin as currency in drug deals in Florida, Iowa, Kentucky, New York, Oklahoma, Ohio,…

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Major marijuana smuggling ring in Colorado: 8 arrests, 3,000 plants and 450 pounds seized

Published: Mar 16, 2018, 11:28 am • Updated: Mar 16, 2018, 12:10 pm By Tommy Simmons, The Greeley Tribune The Weld County Drug Task Force has arrested eight people for their suspected involvement in a large marijuana smuggling ring operating in Greeley, Windsor and Frederick. Lt. Steve Black of the…

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Colorado marijuana shops ring up nearly $120 million in sales in November

Published: Jan 10, 2018, 5:52 pm • Updated: Jan 10, 2018, 5:55 pm By Alicia Wallace, The Cannabist Staff The pace of Colorado marijuana sales in November continued to ease from a breakneck sprint to a brisk walk. Marijuana shops sold $ 119.6 million of recreational and medical cannabis —…

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Leader of California marijuana smuggling ring in custody after 30 years on the lam

Published: Sep 1, 2017, 2:01 pm • Updated: Sep 1, 2017, 2:29 pm By The Associated Press SAN FRANCISCO — U.S. officials say the leader of a California drug smuggling ring in the 1980s who was on the run for almost 30 years was brought from Australia to face charges.…

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Former marijuana enforcement officer, entrepreneur indicted in Colorado trafficking ring

Published: Jun 13, 2017, 11:44 am • Updated: Jun 13, 2017, 12:05 pm By Alicia Wallace, The Cannabist Staff A former Colorado marijuana enforcement officer and a Denver-based marijuana entrepreneur already the target of fraud allegations were indicted in connection with a suspected massive illegal marijuana trafficking ring that operated…

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