Mobile Medical Marijuana Trailer Stolen


Written by Brian Maass
DENVER (CBS4)- Police in Denver are looking for a 28-foot long, 3 and-a-half ton mobile medical marijuana trailer, valued at $50,000, stolen from a medical marijuana expo last Sunday night.

The ‘Growbot’ cargo trailer was parked outside the Exdo Events Center, 1399 35th Street in Denver, for the High Times 2011 Medical Cannabis Cup. The cup is a weekend long medical marijuana expo featuring cultivation and business seminars for prospective medical marijuana growers and sellers.

“It was very brazen, but in the long run it was very stupid,” said Greg Childre, the owner and manufacturer of the ‘all-in-one mobile grow stations’.

Childre said of the thieves, “They’re lucky I didn’t walk around the corner and catch ’em.”

Childre expressed surprise that no one noticed or stopped the thieves. A security guard was patrolling the property and at least 15 surveillance cameras were rolling at about 9 p.m. Sunday.

None of that stopped the culprits. They backed a black heavy duty pickup truck up to the mobile grow station, hitched the truck to the cargo trailer then calmly drove away.

“I just watched in disbelief,” Childre said of the videotape, which was provided to CBS4. “I mean they backed it up, hooked it up and drove it past security guards.”

growbot2 Mobile Medical Marijuana Trailer Stolen

The GrowBot is a self-contained medical marijuana growing unit. One like this was stolen in Denver Sunday. (credit: Greg Childre)

The 12-foot high, airtight Growbot is extremely sophisticated filled with grow lights, an irrigation system, mechanical shelves and a cooling system. It can be operated remotely by cellphone, said Childre.

He said since December, his company has sold 16 similar units across the country. Each one takes three to four weeks to build.

When asked, “Who do you think did this?” Childre replied, “Potheads- they’re pretty stupid.”

Childre said whoever swiped the Growbot will have trouble hiding it and getting rid of it as it’s so unique. He is offering a $5,000 reward for the med marijuana trailer, which he reported stolen to police in Denver earlier this week.

Anyone with information about the stolen GrowBot trailer is asked to call 303-598-2929.

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  1. stinger says:

    HE SAID “POTHEADS ARE PRETTY STUPID?

    1. Jim P. says:

      It would certainly appear they were smart enough to steal his trailer! It is an odd thing to say about the people upon whom who rely to make your living though.

      1. Kim Steusloff says:

        Doubt it was a patient, thats where his business is not with potheads that smoke to get high! Patients medicate for a number of reasons non of which are to get high, as a matter of fact patients who medicate dont get HIGH! Maybe high from being pain free or depression free or whatever the issue but not physically……

      2. Kim Steusloff says:

        Doubt it was a patient, thats where his business is not with potheads that smoke to get high! Patients medicate for a number of reasons non of which are to get high, as a matter of fact patients who medicate dont get HIGH! Maybe high from being pain free or depression free or whatever the issue but not physically……

  2. Maria H. says:

    This Childre guy is a jerk. “Potheads are pretty stupid?” Apparently not stupid if they were able to steal your truck. I agree with Jim P. that he shouldn’t be talking about his customers like that. Don’t be mad because these ‘potheads” stole your truck, you probably deservie it.

  3. Steve says:

    Pot heads rock!

  4. johnmcmurphy says:

    $5000 reward??? Maybe this is Childre’s distribution system for his new line of “medical assistance centers”.

  5. colmed says:

    Potheads are not his customers but rather sellers of MMJ ito ll individuas who happen benefit from this specific medical protocol. These responses are in fact the very problem in that potheads are abusing the MMJ system. Legitimate busiesses would not be selling to potheads.

  6. 4dirt says:

    News 4 SUCKS U don’t post what people say . JUST WHAT YOU WANT them to here.

  7. denvervet says:

    This is comical………just another crime caused by making pot legal if you ask me. How many pot stores have been broken into and people shot? I wonder where this big huge trailer is? I am sure they painted it by now.

    1. Kim Steusloff says:

      Are you serious???? Obviously you have not paid attention to how many people have been talking about everything having to do with mmj in COLORADO!!! We have had numerous functions where ONLY red card holders are allowed and we are all together in one place medicating together with NO issues or problems, unfortunately at this event ALCOHOL was served and we trusted the Exdo center and their security instead of getting seperate security, its the idiots are not patients that are doing this and there is a huge difference between a patient and a POTHEAD! Where have you seen people get together and drink all of the alcohol they could drink for free for 6 plus hours without a fight, shooting, or stabbing? FYI we do it a few times a month without any problems nor arguing or theft……More than likely this was an inside job or someone drunk!!!!

  8. Kim Steusloff says:

    A friend of mine found a mans wallet down there that had ALOT of cash in it so she turned it in to security, seeing this makes me realize that the security that was working down there probably werent the most honest people and we probably should have just taken the guy his wallet ouselves! I pray he got his wallet back as it was turned in, with the money in it! Also @Jim P. above, the majority of us are patients and value our “redcards” along with the priviledges it brings, theres a difference between patients and POTHEADS, obviously! the only ones taking offence are the ones that classify themselves as such!

    1. Ernest says:

      Inside job..Fyi Grow bots are remotely acessable from any computer.. He knows were it is..Hopefully its not in a hundred pieces.. As far as see it IM a PAtient Not A criminal..Or a pothead the news reporter called us that…

  9. Raju Madhur says:

    what the hell ! how can a 28-foot long, 3 and-a-half ton mobile medical marijuana trailer got robbed ?

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