DEA agents pile marijuana plants from a suspected illegal grow across from Prairie Wild Elem in Monument (in background). (Kaitlin Durbin, The Gazette)

DEA raids illegal marijuana grow across street from Colorado elementary school

A woman living in Monument, Colorado’s upscale King’s Deer neighborhood said she was relieved that her many calls about a marijuana grow across from an elementary school didn’t fall on deaf ears.

She watched Friday as Drug Enforcement Administration agents raided her neighbor’s home at 19150 Breton Place, removing 4- to 7-foot plants and piling them 3 feet high in the driveway.

“To do that right next to a school in a house so open, I just think that’s so bold of them,” said the woman, who asked not to be identified.

The early morning raid was part of a federal investigation into drug trafficking, said Jeff Dorschner, spokesman for the U.S. Attorney’s Office. He could not provide details, but the DEA tweeted that the grow is part of an out-of-state operation. It wasn’t clear whether agents had made arrests.

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