Police raid ‘sophisticated’ marijuana grow operation in Haswell

Marijuana. (Photo: CNN)

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HASWELL, Colo. — Two people were arrested Saturday morning after a police raid discovered 1,200 illegal marijuana plants inside a home in Haswell, the Kiowas County Sheriff’s Office reported.

The suspects are not believed to be Colorado residents, but they had been living at the house for about two months, police said.

“This is a very sophisticated operation,” stated Kiowa County Sheriff Forrest Frazee. “Plants are lined up in various stages of growth, with the largest being about three feet tall. None were in bloom yet.”

While new marijuana laws do allow residents to grow a small amount of marijuana for personal use, large-scale, unregisted growing remains illegal.