Illegal drug trade

More than 1,000 marijuana plants seized at eight addresses in southern Colorado raid



Chris Loveless 09/03/2015 COTOPAXI - The US Department of Justice says that a federal drug raid on eight properties in Cotopaxi and Westcliffe netted more than 1,000 marijuana plants and 20 indictments.

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273 pounds of heroin seized in "most complex" bust ever in region



Kieran Nicholson 05/20/2015 A massive international drug and money-laundering bust resulted in the seizure of 273 pounds of heroin with a street value of $40 million, Colorado and federal agents and prosecutors announced Wednesday.

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273 pounds of heroin seized in region’s most complex bust ever



Macradee Aegerter 05/20/2015 DENVER - Fifteen search warrants served on suspected heroin traffickers last Thursday concludes what authorities say is the largest and most complex heroin bust in the history of the Rocky Mountain region. They seized 273 pounds of heroin worth $40 million on the street.

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Alleged Rifle drug dealers face top charges



Will Grandbois 05/06/2015 Frank Shino of Rifle and Javier Madeo of Whittier, California, were officially charged Wednesday as part of an ongoing Rifle area drug sting that so far has resulted in at least a dozen arrests and the seizure of several pounds of methamphetamine.

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