Pueblo County authorities seized 120 marijuana plants Thursday and arrested a Cuban national in another raid of suspected illegal pot.
Juan Del Llano was taken into custody in connection with the bust, the county sheriff’s office says. Investigators believe the marijuana was being grown for sale in Florida.
The bust, Pueblo County’s 16th since mid-March, comes among a string of similar police operations in southern Colorado over the past month and as federal and local authorities clamp down on marijuana being illegally grown in homes across the state.
Colorado law allows people 21 and older to grow up to six plants — three or fewer of which can be mature, flowering plants — provided it’s done in an “enclosed, locked space.”
Some cities have limited the number of plants that can be grown in a single house, and some cities have imposed other zoning or code restrictions on home-growing. Denver has a cap of 12 plants.
Several of the raids in Pueblo County have led to the arrests of people with ties to Florida.
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