Fed warrant: 20 individuals grew, shipped Colorado cannabis to Florida

Authorities say 20 people in southern Colorado were part of an illegal marijuana syndicate that collected pot at 8 buildings– more than 1,000 plants– and shipped it to Florida via the United Parcel Service.

Federal Drug Enforcement Administration agents and regional police officers have taken 28 weapons, more than $25,000 and 50 pounds of processed marijuana, according to court files filed Wednesday.

Search warrants were performed by U.S. Medication Enforcement agents and regional constable’s offices in Custer and Freemont counties near the towns of Cotopaxi and Westcliffe.

Twenty individuals have actually been charged and 17 remain in custody, according to a U.S. Lawyer’s Office, District of Colorado, media release.

All 20 defendants face a variety of medication trafficking charges, consisting of conspiracy to disperse and possess with intent to distribute more than 1,000 plants of marijuana. They each face penalties of not less than 10 years, and approximately life in...

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