- Associated Press - Tuesday, March 15, 2016

DENVER (AP) - Authorities are raiding homes and warehouses in the Denver area as part of a lengthy investigation into suspected illegal marijuana grows.

Denver police said Tuesday that the ongoing probe, which began two years ago, targets unlicensed pot grows of varying sizes. Investigators won’t say how much pot they’ve seized but say there haven’t been any arrests. Agents from the Drug Enforcement Administration are also involved.

Police say it’s possible some of the operators may be shipping pot out of state.

Some illegal drug traffickers have sought a safe haven in Colorado’s flourishing marijuana industry. Some ship the drug out of state, where it can sell for more than it would in a legal Colorado shop, and pocket millions of dollars from the sale.


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