15 April 2016

Cannabist reports

Major sweep on illegal grows across Colorado Front Range

Federal, local authorities are targeting suspected illegal marijuana grows from Colorado Springs to Denver

Federal drug enforcement agents worked with state and local authorities Thursday to serve search warrants across the Front Range targeting a suspected marijuana trafficking organization.

The source said the searches — at about 30 locations — were all linked.

Several arrests have been made, according a Drug Enforcement Administration spokesman who declined to comment on the details of the raids.

The spokesman said the North Metro Task Force, a multi-jurisdictional law enforcement organization that targets drug trade, is the lead agency on the case.

The DEA and the task force both said the case is being prosecuted by the Colorado Attorney General’s Office. State prosecutors on Thursday, however, declined to speak about the investigation.

“The AG is not commenting on an ongoing operation,” Roger Hudson, spokesman for Attorney General Cynthia Coffman, said in a text message to The Denver Post.

Here’s their full report: http://www.thecannabist.co/2016/04/14/colorado-marijuana-raids-dozens-front-range-homes-warehouses-targeted/51915/