Dan Oates

DEA investigating widespread synthetic-drug crackdown



Blair Shiff 05/07/2014 DENVER - The U.S. Attorney John Walsh, the DEA Denver Division Special Agent in Charge Barbra Roach, the Colorado Attorney General John Suthers, the 18th Judicial District Attorney George Brauchler and Aurora Police Chief Dan Oates will discuss the dismantlement of a major organization that was trafficking a dangerous substance to Colorado residents.

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Aurora needs to make clear that patio pot smokers are outside their homes but not the law



12/12/2013 While Aurora police have the right idea about how best to accommodate recreational marijuana use at home, they’re wrong about how future complaints might be handled — and city officials need to make that clear.

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Aurora says laws against public marijuana smoking a cloudy issue



AARON COLE 12/12/2013 AURORA - Whether smoking marijuana on private property — but in potentially public view — is illegal may be largely left to individual police officers, a city council committee heard Tuesday.

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Aurora may allow smoking pot anywhere on private property



Carlos Illescas 12/10/2013 AURORA - Front porch, side yard, driveway, balcony? Pot smokers may be able to light up a joint in any of those places on private property in Aurora. That's the recommendation from a city committee Tuesday studying recreational marijuana regulations.

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Council nears yearlong pot ban for Aurora, outlines other options



SARA CASTELLANOS 5/5/2013 AURORA - An Aurora City Council committee will recommend at a meeting May 6 that commercial marijuana should be banned in the city for one year, but other options are still available.

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Feds and local law enforcment agencies bust suspected drug traffickers



Tom McGhee 4/25/2013 Hundreds of federal agents and local law enforcement officers spread over the Denver metro-area Thursday and arrested 33 people, many of them members of the Eight Trey Gangster Crips street gang, in a drug bust authorities predicted will lead to further arrests.

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Aurora To Relax Prosecution Of Pot Possession Cases



11/27/2012 AURORA - Aurora is joining the list of cities who say they will no longer charge people 21 and older who have small amounts of marijuana, citing the passage of Amendment 64.

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Aurora forgoes prosecuting small scale pot possession



Kurtis Lee 11/26/2012 Aurora police have decided they will no longer target people for small-scale marijuana offenses and will dismiss all pending prosecutions of such offenses, as municipalities all across Colorado continue to react to the passage of Amendment 64.

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