14 Chinese nationals arrested as authorities seize 9,700 pounds of illegal marijuana in Colorado county

Federal and local authorities have arrested 14 Chinese nationals in connection with a roughly 2,400-plant illegal marijuana grow discovered earlier this week in Garfield County. Deputy Walt Stowe, of the Garfield County Sheriff’s Office, says the outdoor operation was on private property a half-mile from Interstate 70 between the towns of Silt and Rifle. The…