Drug Enforcement Administration
‘Horrific Nightmare’: Pot Business That Morphed Into Money Laundering Trial Has Informant Fearing For Life
Information supplied by an informant to the Drug Enforcement Administration could tie Colorado’s marijuana industry to Colombian drug cartels.
Authorities seized as much as $1 million in cash and thousands of marijuana plants from several properties in the Denver area that were searched Tuesday as part of an investigation into an illegal pot operation.
Authorities made a major methamphetamine bust in southern Colorado on Friday when the discovered 11 pounds of the drug hidden in a spare tire.
Authorities say they’ve arrested 17 people in a 10-month investigation of a ring that sold cocaine and methamphetamine in northern Colorado.
Hundreds of pounds of industrial hemp seeds bound from Canada to Colorado have been seized by federal authorities in North Dakota, marking the latest bump along the road to legalization of marijuana’s non-intoxicating cousin.
The city of Denver had earlier seized the properties and their contents from marijuana businesses that were raided by federal agents in late April. Now the state has taken over control.
Marijuana’s square cousin, industrial hemp, has come out of the black market and is now legal for farmers to cultivate, opening up a new lucrative market. That was the idea, anyway.
Federal officials are conducting multiple raids on Denver area marijuana facilities on Wednesday, CBS4 has learned.
A national drive to dispose of prescription drugs took place on Friday across the country.
A Denver attorney linked to medical marijuana businesses raided by federal agents last year was among several people arrested Friday as part of the ongoing investigation.