In a recent Pueblo raid, two Florida men suspected of an illegal marijuana grow in a Pueblo West rental home have been arrested.
Adriel Trujillo Daniel, 28, and Leosbel Ledesma Quintana, 41, were arrested Thursday by Pueblo County Sheriff’s drug investigators, according to a sheriff’s office media release.
It was the second drug bust in two consecutive days involving Florida residents who recently moved to Colorado and were allegedly illegally growing marijuana.
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Daniel and Quintana are being held on suspicion felony drug charges after investigators found 127 marijuana plants and $100,000 in cash.
The two men are from Cuba and most recently were living in Miami, the release said. They’ve been living in Pueblo West for less than two weeks.
A local resident alerted the sheriff’s office of the marijuana grow at 347 S. Hidalgo Drive, the release said.
Daniel and Quintana were arrested on suspicion of illegal cultivation of marijuana.
Investigators do not believe the Thursday arrest is connected to the Florida syndicate operation the Pueblo County Sheriff’s Office and Drug Enforcement Administration officials uncovered on Wednesday.
Since mid-March, the sheriff’s office has executed search warrants at seven homes in Pueblo West, arrested 10 individuals and seized more than 2,100 marijuana plants, along with equipment and supplies used in the production of butane hash-oil.
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