32 indicted in in Colorado illegal marijuana operation | SummitDaily.com

32 indicted in in Colorado illegal marijuana operation

DENVER — A Colorado grand jury has indicted 32 people on charges that they illegally grew and shipped thousands of pounds of marijuana to other states, most often Minnesota.

The Denver Post reported Wednesday that authorities believe the group made about $12 million during the four years it operated. The indictment came after authorities raided several Denver marijuana warehouses in October.

The indictment says growers were not licensed with the state and falsely posed as medical marijuana caregivers. Authorities accuse them of exploiting Colorado’s commercial pot industry to hide in plain sight. But the indictment says the organization received no help from the state’s legal marijuana industry.

Those indicted last week face charges including racketeering, felony cultivation and distribution of marijuana, money laundering and conspiracy.

The state attorney general’s office declined comment.

Information from: The Denver Post, http://www.denverpost.com

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