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Illegal grow operation busted, 12,000 marijuana plants destroyed



Lena Howland 9/15/2015 HUERFANO COUNTY - A massive drug bust hidden in the Colorado mountains. Federal agents say they seized nearly 12,000 marijuana plants growing in the San Isabel National Forest near Cordova Pass on Wednesday.

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Caregiver caveat to grow?



PETER ROPER, JON POMPIA, 09/13/2015 A Pueblo man who surrendered his state marijuana licenses earlier this year because of violations at his Pueblo County stores is back in business growing pot as a “caregiver” — although Pueblo County Sheriff’s investigators believe the 463 plants Hank Borunda is growing on 27th Lane are an illegal grow and they’ve referred the case to the district attorney.

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Heroin found hidden inside female inmate



ryan severance 08/07/2015 Officials at the Pueblo County jail found 35 grams of heroin that was being concealed inside the body of a female inmate during a search Tuesday night.

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Six jail deputies reprimanded in prisoner's death



Ramsey Scott 07/23/2015 The Jeffco Sheriff’s Office has reprimanded six jail deputies after an investigation into the March death of Jennifer Lobato, who died in her cell after waiting hours in vain for medical attention.

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Charges are pending in pot raid



Charles Ashby 07/11/2015 The Delta County Sheriff’s Office anticipates filing charges in relation to an illegal marijuana grow operation deputies discovered near Cedaredge late last month, but that may not happen for several more weeks, Sheriff Fred McKee said Friday.

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Delta County law enforcement shuts down large marijuana grow operation



07/09/2015 A “very large” marijuana grow operation was the target of a search warrant executed June 30 by the Delta County Sheriff’s Office, Colorado Bureau of Investigation, Delta-Montrose Drug Task Force, officers from the Cedaredge and Delta Police Departments, and Colorado Department of Revenue. A helicopter from the National Guard unit in Eagle was also requested.

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