Drug raids targeting illegal marijuana grow operations shipping to out-of-state markets have made headlines in Colorado, but Colorado Springs has seemed untouched.
That’s about to change.
Judgment day is coming, said Colorado Springs Mayor John Suthers. He expects hundreds of busts in coming months.
And those busts won’t focus on your average home grows, where citizens cultivate a few more plants than the 12 legally permitted, officials say. They are targeting unregistered, commercial-sized operations run by out-of-state residents, mainly from Florida and with ties to cartels.
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