Illegal marijuana grow found at south Pueblo County home

Posted: Nov 19, 2020 / 10:32 PM MST
Updated: Nov 19, 2020 / 10:32 PM MST

PUEBLO, Colo. — Pueblo County Sheriff’s Narcotics detectives arrested one man after finding an
illegal marijuana grow Thursday worth an estimated $216,000 at a home in south Pueblo County.

According to Pueblo County Sheriff’s Office, detectives seized more than 200 marijuana plants from the home that was the site of a similar grow bust in 2016.

Detectives went to the home in the 5500 block of Eagle Feather Lane after receiving a tip that
marijuana was possibly being grown at the home. When detectives arrived, they found no one at
the home but did notice a strong odor of marijuana coming from the house and saw signs of a
possible grow operation.

As detectives prepared to execute a search warrant on the home, a man identified as Jorge Perez,
56, arrived at the residence. Perez said he rented the home. Detectives executed the search
warrant and found multiple grow rooms in the home containing a total of 216 plants in various
stages of growth. State law allows only 12 marijuana plants per household. The home was
condemned due to the extensive alterations made to the electrical system.

Perez, who has ties to Cuba, was arrested for cultivation of marijuana (30 plants or more) and possession with intent to manufacture or…

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