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Loveland illegal pot operation dismantled by police

The Northern Colorado Drug Task Force executed three search warrants Nov. 30 on warehouses in the 1500 block of Taurus Court, where authorities found 856 live cannabis plants, according to a Tuesday afternoon release. The plants weighed in at 1,160

Colorado should wipe low-level marijuana convictions clean

Possessing small amounts of marijuana has been legal in Colorado now for six years, and yet convictions still haunt those who got caught with a small amount of pot or paraphernalia before voters approved Amendment 64 in 2012. Slowly laws

Marijuana on your criminal record? Denver will help clear it, mayor says.

Colorado may be the mecca of legal marijuana, but the state’s old drug laws still loom large. More than 10,000 people in Denver alone were convicted of low-level cannabis crimes between 2001 and 2013. Those offenses — such as possessing

Boulder County district attorney wants to toss 4,000 past marijuana convictions

The Boulder County District Attorney’s Office is preparing to vacate and seal thousands of marijuana possession convictions in light of voters legalizing marijuana in 2012. Boulder County Assistant District Attorney Ken Kupfner said the DA’s office took a look back

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

Man in Henderson marijuana dispute murder gets life sentence

A man who shot and killed another man in Henderson over a marijuana dispute has been sentenced to life in prison. Christopher Toney, 39, was sentenced Friday in Adams County District Court for the 2017 shooting death of 34-year-old Christopher

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

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