‘Very Large’ Raid Operation Targets Denver Cultivation Sites

Police officers and federal agents raided multiple marijuana growing operations in Denver on Tuesday, saying the move is tied to “an ongoing investigation involving illegal drug activity.”

The Denver Police Department said on Twitter that it would provide no other information at this time.

A policeman in a blue hazmat suit told the Denver Post that he was part of a force executing a search warrant on one building, adding that officers were doing the same at other cultivation sites around the city.

A separate report by a local TV station said six locations were raided.

The Drug Enforcement Administration assisted in the raids, according to James Gothe, a supervisor for the agency’s special support unit. Gothe told the Post that the operation was “very large and successful.” Gothe said the investigation also involved the Denver Police Department and the Colorado Attorney General’s Office.

Eleven months ago, federal law enforcement agencies – with help from local police departments – raided multiple marijuana dispensaries and cultivation facilities in Colorado, including at least a dozen site in Denver.

6 comments on “‘Very Large’ Raid Operation Targets Denver Cultivation Sites
  1. brian on

    Regardless of the intent here, it’s simply time the DOJ gets out of the way of commerce in America. And Medicine. And Agriculture.
    In my opinion, executive order stopping the DEA is not happening for the duration of this administration. This guy is all about the history books, and will not be remembered as the president who released the federal shackles restraining this burgeoning industry. I’m into hemp and am amazed by the federal government. The World Trade Organization recognizes hemp as a legitimate crop, as do the NAFTA and GATT trade agreements, of which the United States is a signatory, yet the branch of government that grants licenses, establishes regulations and monitors cultivation of an Agricultural Crop is the DEA via the DOJ. And while hemp and marijuana (esp hemp) has received unheard of state level support from leaders in both political parties, the federal government continues to handcuff our efforts with restrictions, special mandates, and threats to siege and destroy yields.
    The ultimate determinant that drives political and corporate behavior is through purchasing.
    Keep buying the products, and we can force the feds out.
    Love this publication. Thank You

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  2. mike on

    So there is a lot of coverage on this. I have not seen any clear notice if they were only going after illegal cultivation centers or were they targeting centers that are up to date with licensing? Info appreciated.

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  3. bongstar420 on

    Great. People need to follow the rules. I wish they would enforce OMMP here in Oregon.

    If people actually had to follow the rules, we would not have such BS rules in the first place because there would be incentive to vote for the best rules as a result of low odds of evading enforcement.

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  4. silverman58 on

    The benefits of cannabis are never advertised on any public media which is making the average Joe no idea of it’s medical properties and how many people it has helped just as most of the medications that are with very few side effects.

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