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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

High school teacher charged with 4 counts of marijuana distribution to minor

A former East High School math teacher who allegedly gave marijuana to students at a house party has been formally charged with four counts each of marijuana distribution to a minor and contributing to the delinquency of a minor. Rachel

$750,000 illegal marijuana grow bust: more than 110 pounds seized, 2 arrested in Colorado

More than 110 pounds of marijuana was seized and two people were arrested following the bust of an illegal marijuana grow operation in El Paso County on Wednesday. Members of the El Paso County Sheriff’s Office Rural Enforcement Outreach, SWAT,

Former Denver high school teacher accused of smoking marijuana with students

Rachel L. Farley was the consummate “cool” teacher at East High School. In August, she allegedly invited students over to her house where they smoked weed together. Rachel Leigh Farley (Photo provided by Denver Police Department) Denver police didn’t think

North Carolina mom admits she put marijuana blunt in 1-year-old child’s mouth

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A search warrant says a North Carolina mother confessed to letting her 1-year-old child smoke pot in a social media video that went viral. This undated provided by the Wake County, N.C, Detention Center, shows Brianna

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