two arrested in connection with illegal Cripple Creek marijuana develop


Raids carried out in Cripple Creek and El Paso counties have located two illegal marijuana develop operations.

Two guys have been arrested in connection with an illegal marijuana develop operation close to a higher college in Cripple Creek, according to the Teller County Sheriff’s Workplace.

Michael Gravino Jr., 40, and Michael Gravino Sr., 64, have been charged with offenses associated to marijuana and specific drug offender, a news release stated. They are becoming held in the Teller County Jail on a $50,000 bond.

The Teller County Narcotics Group carried out an investigation into two residents who have been allegedly increasing marijuana and shipping it to places out of state through the U.S. Postal Service, such as to Texas and Florida.

On Aug. 1, officers carried out a raid of a home in the 100 Block of Pikes Peak Avenue in connection to the investigation, the news release stated. The residence is inside 500 feet of Cripple Creek Higher College.

Narcotics group members seized 43 plants, numerous pounds of processed marijuana, seven firearms, 3 cars and proof of an illegal out-of-state distribution operation, the news release stated.

The legal limit in Colorado for the quantity of marijuana plants that can be grown at house is 12 plants per residence.


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