1 arrested in Colorado marijuana crackdown

DENVER—One arrest has been announced in last week’s federal raids of more than a dozen sites connected to the marijuana industry.

Forty-nine-year-old Hector Diaz of Columbia was charged in federal court Friday after authorities seized five assault-style rifles, five handguns, a shotgun and ammunition during a search of a home in Cherry Hills Village. He made his first court appearance Monday after court documents in his case were unsealed.

Diaz is in the country legally but is not allowed to possess firearms under his visa.

The documents include a photograph that investigators say shows Diaz wearing a Drug Enforcement Administration hat and holding two semi-automatic rifles. Two handguns are also apparently stuck inside his pants.

His lawyer didn’t return a call seeking comment.

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