Category Archives: Crime

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 the drug or paraphernalia — would not be illegal today, but they still haunt many […]

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 post Loveland illegal pot operation dismantled by police appeared first on The Cannabist.

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 illegally, also received three years of supervised release for conspiracy to manufacture and possess with […]

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 Stockwell, according to the district attorney’s office. The life sentence is without parole. On Feb. 16, […]

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 thousands of dollars in growing equipment, the sheriff’s office said in a news release. The […]

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 five arrests after executing search warrants at six Pueblo West homes. The sheriff’s office estimates […]

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 69300 block of Orion Trail, east of Montrose, saw marijuana growing outdoors northeast of 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 block of 32 3/4 Lane in the St. Charles Mesa area, according to the sheriff’s […]

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 built in the posh neighborhood with large, new houses with three-car garages. “Yes, they are […]

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 cultivation of marijuana in the 5200 block of South Yoder Road, according to a news […]