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Recent California conviction of stoned driver shows potentially deadly consequences of driving high

By Jason Kotowski While alcohol-related DUIs remain far more common, this past week a case involving a motorist prosecutors say was solely under the influence of marijuana provided a stark example of the danger of driving while stoned. Prosecutors say

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

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

Bust uncovers 1,500 pounds of marijuana, worth estimated $4.5 million, in Montrose County

A massive marijuana grow with about 1,500 pounds of plants worth an estimated $4.5 million was busted on the Western slope over the weekend. A Montrose County Sheriff’s deputy on Friday serving a warrant for overdue property taxes in the

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

Federal drug agents raid multiple homes in Aurora in search of illegal marijuana grows

Federal and local agents fanned out across an affluent Aurora neighborhood near Cherokee Trail High School on Wednesday morning executing search warrants on suspected illegal marijuana grow houses, authorities say. Federal agents from the Drug Enforcement Administration hit numerous homes

Marijuana bust in El Paso County leads to suspected stolen vehicle chop shop

Investigators in El Paso County checking on a suspected illegal marijuana grow uncovered an alleged stolen vehicle “chop shop” on an adjoining property. At about 1:20 p.m. on Friday, members of the sheriff’s office executed a search warrant for illegal

Fallen pot package in Nebraska leads to possible prison time for Colorado man

KEARNEY, Neb. — Two people arrested in south-central Nebraska are facing possible prison time for hauling marijuana, including some that had fallen onto Interstate 80. The Kearney Hub reports that 49-year-old Charlie Red of Sedalia and 29-year-old Damaisy De La

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

Federal agencies removed more than 71,000 marijuana plants from Colorado public lands in 2017

Federal agencies removed more than 71,000 marijuana plants from public lands during last year’s growing season, according to a news release from the U.S. Attorney’s Colorado office. The plants were growing illegally on about 38 acres, not including the islands

FBI, DEA orchestrate massive raid of suspected illegal marijuana grow operations across Denver metro area

Drug Enforcement Administration and FBI agents joined state and local agencies in a massive, coordinated raid of more than a dozen suspected illegal marijuana growing operations across the Denver metro area Thursday morning, federal officials say. Drug investigators began serving

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

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

Greeley man arrested for pot trafficking had 412 plants in his basement, cops say

A Greeley man who was arrested for his suspected involvement in a multi-state marijuana trafficking ring had 412 plants growing in his basement when he was taken into custody, according to an affidavit for his arrest. Yong Chen, 47, also is suspected

Man sentenced up to 12 years in prison for two armed robberies of same Denver pot shop

One of four men charged with marijuana store robberies in Denver pleaded guilty Thursday and was sentenced up to 12 years in prison. Tayone Givens, 21, pleaded guilty in Denver District Court to two counts of aggravated robbery, one count

Overwhelming odor of fresh marijuana led Frederick cops to illegal grow

Frederick police officers who stopped to investigate a minivan with no visible license plates say the pungent odor of fresh marijuana led them to an illegal grow in the home of Ryan Derrick Vanwy. Vanwy, 33, is facing 138 counts

Kansas man sentenced in $3 million marijuana conspiracy

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — A Kansas man was sentenced to five years in prison without parole for his role in a conspiracy to distribute $3 million worth of marijuana in the Kansas City metro region.Prosecutors say 29-year-old Justin Polson of

Investigators seize 500 plants in suspected illegal pot grow in El Paso County

Thirteen pounds of processed marijuana and more than 500 marijuana plants were seized Friday when authorities served a search warrant at a suspected illegal grow in El Paso County. Investigators executed the search warrant in the 16,000 block of Jones

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