Two arrested in east El Paso County illegal marijuana grow investigation

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Two people were arrested Tuesday and named as suspects in an illegal marijuana grow that authorities busted Thursday. Maritza Borges-Almeida, 44, and Silvio Marquez, 48, were arrested on suspicion of cultivating more than 30 marijuana plants as well as crimes involving more than 50 pounds of marijuana or 25 pounds of concentrate, both drug felonies, court records show. Marquez was also arrested on suspicion of possession of a weapon by a previous offender, also a felony. On Thursday, the Sheriff's Office Rural Enforcement and Outreach Unit executed a search warrant at a property in the 4500 block of South Calhan Highway. Deputies found 149 marijuana plants, processed marijuana, cash and firearms worth more than $125,000, the Read more on Colorado...

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