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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

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

Don’t drive high this 4/20: discounted Lyft and Uber rides, cops out in “full force”

As prices surge, holiday weekends = weekends that Uber and Lyft rob America. With police out in full force this 4/20 weekend, a safe ride is 100 percent worth the cost — and the two car rideshare giants are taking

178 fake IDs taken since January 2017 from Breckenridge marijuana shops

Breckenridge pot shops are a bad place to try your luck with a fake ID, but plenty of underage tourists still haven’t gotten the memo. There have been 178 fake ID cases originating from Breckenridge marijuana shops since Jan. 2017,

Man sentenced to 13 years for 3 grams of marijuana has been freed

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A New Orleans man whose 13-year sentence for possessing a small amount of marijuana drew nationwide attention has been released from prison. Fifty-one-year-old Bernard Noble’s sentence was cut to eight years in December 2016, following months

Sheriff asks for help finding synthetic cannabinoids dealers after string of deaths

PEORIA, Ill. (AP) — The Peoria County sheriff is asking the public for more help combating a deadly outbreak of severe bleeding due to synthetic marijuana. Peoria County Sheriff Brian Asbell pleaded at a Tuesday news conference, “Please, please, anyone

Nebraska cops seize 260 pounds of marijuana in I-80 traffic stop

YORK, Neb. — Authorities have seized 260 pounds (118 kilograms) of marijuana and arrested a driver in eastern Nebraska’s York County. The York News-Times reports that the pot’s estimated street value is $1 million and was found Monday afternoon after

A man who robbed a black market marijuana dealer was sentenced to 6 years in prison. The dealer has not been charged.

MEDFORD, Ore. (AP) — A 22-year-old man who robbed a southwestern Oregon marijuana dealer has been sentenced to more than six years in prison. The Mail Tribune reports that Erick Molinero, of Fort Worth, Texas, received the sentence Friday after pleading no

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