Marijuana plants await processing at Colorado marijuana retailer High Country Healing in Silverthorne in January 2015. (Helen H. Richardson, Denver Post file)

1,860 pounds of pot seized in western Colorado; two men indicted

DEA raids property near Cedaredge

GRAND JUNCTION — Two men have been indicted on federal charges after authorities found nearly a full ton of marijuana at a property near Cedaredge.

The Daily Sentinel of Grand Junction reports that 33-year-old Luis Adolfo Garcia and 23-year-old Luis Rios-Cortes were indicted Tuesday on one count of conspiracy to manufacture with intent to distribute more than 100 kilograms of marijuana and one count of manufacturing and possession with intent to distribute more than 100 kilograms of marijuana.

Rios-Cortes, who has a Mexican identification card, was also indicted on a separate charge of being an alien illegally in the United States in possession of a firearm.

According to court documents, federal Drug Enforcement Administration agents seized 1,860 pounds of harvested and drying marijuana during a raid on Friday.

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Information from: The Daily Sentinel

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