Feds, local police launch raids on up to 50 black-market marijuana grow houses in Denver area

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Scores of agents from the U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency fanned out early Thursday morning in a coordinated raid of up to 50 suspected black-market marijuana grow houses in the Denver metro area, authorities say. Dozens of search warrants were served on homeowners and residents across the metro area, said Randy Ladd, spokesman for the DEA’s Denver field office.

Thursday’s raids come just three months after federal agents similarly executed more than two dozen search warrants in the Aurora area, seizing hundreds of plants from suspected black-market grow houses. The DEA declined to comment on whether the two rounds of searches were connected, and no arrests have been made in connection with either raid.

On Thursday, agents could be seen stacking uprooted marijuana plants on the driveways of multiple homes in the 10900 block of Unity Lane in …

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