Federal Deputies with Cheyenne Police help bust black market growing operation

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LOVELAND, Colo (RELEASE) - Northern Colorado Drug Task Force in conjunction with Untied States Drug Enforcement Administration Cheyenne, Wyoming Resident Office, the newly established Fort Collins Drug Enforcement Administration Post of Duty, and Federally deputized law enforcement from the Cheyenne Police Department and the Laramie County Sheriff's Office executed three search warrants on warehouses in Loveland, Colorado.

Inside the warehouses the agencies found 856 live marijuana plants with a gross weight of 1,160 pounds and over 125 pounds of finished marijuana product ready for black market sale in and out of the state of Colorado.

The black-market value is estimated at over one million dollars. Five people were contacted at the grow site and released pending charges. This is an ongoing investigation with numerous charges to follow.