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Montezuma County man accused of trafficking in child porn, illegal pot

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DENVER — A Montezuma County man faces federal prosecution on charges that he trafficked in child pornography and illicit marijuana for years, the FBI announced Thursday.

Stephen Paul Redwood, 31, was indicted by a federal grand jury in Durango on April 3. He surrendered to police on April 10 in Denver, according to the FBI.

Redwood is accused of interstate trafficking of child porn beginning in July of 2012 and extending until January of this year. He is also accused of buying and selling illegal pot between October of 2013 and January of 2014.

On January 15, 2014, FBI agents, working with a large team from multiple other agencies, executed a search warrant at Redwood’s residence, the FBI said. In addition to a computer and computer media containing child pornography, agents also found a marijuana grow operation including dried marijuana ready for use and live marijuana plants.

During a detention hearing, the government argued to the court that Redwood sold marijuana to a 14-year-old and other minors.

If convicted on all counts, the suspect could face between 5 and 25 years in prison.