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Man claims brain cancer, faces pot charges

Greg Ruland 10/09/2014 A 44-year-old Fruita man who allegedly leased property for a private marijuana grow was advised Wednesday he faces up to 32 years in prison and hundreds of thousands of dollars in fines if convicted of possessing nearly 60 pounds of weed with the intent to distribute.

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Misconceptions about pot and the youth

Lindsey Pallares 09/17/2014 GRAND JUNCTION - A recent Mesa County survey conducted puts up alarming statistics about the Grand Valley's perception of marijuana's long term effects on youth.

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Moffat County Drug Court to graduate 3

09/12/2014 The 14th Judicial District Drug Court in Moffat County announced that three participants are scheduled to graduate from the program at 5 p.m. Tuesday, which brings a total of 13 participants who will have graduated from the program since it was launched in January 2008.

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The wrong site for Denver drug bust

By The Denver Post Editorial Board 09/04/2014 Denver District Attorney Mitch Morrissey was right to criticize a gang task force for setting up a potentially dangerous drug bust in the middle of the afternoon in a well-used city park.

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Backyard marijuana shooter may have been protecting 86 year old dad

Andy Koen 08/19/2014 PUEBLO - A man arrested for shooting a teenager with a pellet gun for trying to take marijuana from his backyard may have been trying to protect his octogenarian father. Raymond Lucero, 86, said a few weeks before the shooting that he was pulling weeds in his garden when a teenager threw a rock the size of softball at him hitting his shoulder.

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Jeffco Mother Gets 1 Year For Providing Teens Drugs

08/19/2014 GOLDEN – A Jefferson County woman learned her punishment for providing drugs to several teenagers, including her son and his friends. Jennifer Nikole Runyan was in court on Monday for sentencing after pleading guilty. She will spend a total of 1 year in jail for her crimes.

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