Dozens of homes searched in raid on black-market market marijuana operation

9News.com Author: Nicole Vap, Sonia Gutierrez 10/10/2018

State, federal and local agents served search warrants on dozens of homes as part of an ongoing investigation into black-market marijuana grows in suburban homes in the metro area.

State, federal and local agents served search warrants on dozens of homes as part of an ongoing investigation into black-market marijuana grows in suburban homes in the metro area.

Timothy Scott with the Drug Enforcement Administration said the federal agency is working with local law enforcement to target marijuana grows inside homes. He said all these homes are suspected of being a part of a larger black-market organization.

“What we’re talking about here is black market marijuana that’s being produced here in Colorado, shipped outside the state for distribution — mostly in the United States, but also outside the United States as well,” Scott said.

The DEA and Aurora Police are among the agencies involved in the multi-agency bust.

9NEWS was on the ground near a home in the Tollgate Crossing neighborhood in southeast Aurora. Aurora SWAT officers banged on the door and yelled for the people who lived inside to come out.

Aurora Police brought out a man, woman and a pre-school aged girl. All were wearing pajama’s, the girl was barefoot.

On a nearby street, neighbors could see agents unloading plant after plant of marijuana onto the driveway. Marijuana filled the entire expanse of the driveway in front of a 3-car garage.

No arrests have been made.

 

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