It was a tough day for marijuana growers in Colorado today after the DEA and and local Denver police conducted multiple raids on marijuana growing operations.
According to The Huffington Post, the Denver Police Department declined to speak about the details of the raids, but tweeted this statement:
“ALERT: Area law enforcement are conducting an ongoing investigation involving illegal drug activity. No further info at this time. #Denver”
According to Denver’s Fox31, cars, cash and marijuana plants were seized at six locations in Denver.
It’s still unknown if the marijuana grow operations were illegal sites or state-licensed businesses, but a DEA agent familiar with the raids told The Huffington Post that the “alleged misdeeds” of the targeted grow operations fell within the Justice Department’s 2013 enforcement priorities as well as constituting violations of state marijuana law.
Mason Tvert, communications director for the Marijuana Policy Project, told The Huffington Post, “Federal, state, and local law enforcement officials have only engaged in this type of activity when they suspect state laws are being violated. No details have been released, so it’s too early to say whether that is the case and whether any state laws have been broken. If they were, the individuals involved will face the consequences. If they weren’t, law enforcement will have some explaining to do.”