The Northern Colorado Drug Task Force says it has dismantled a major marijuana trafficking operation which allegedly was operating across the country,

According to a news release posted on the Larimer County Sheriff's Office Facebook page, task force partners and local law enforcement officers served search warrants at five locations in Fort Collins earlier this month.

According to the release:

They recovered approximately 1,000 live marijuana plants, 200 pounds of processed marijuana products and byproducts, tens of thousands of dollars in U.S. currency and precious metals, and multiple firearms. Through the investigation, NCDTF also located evidence of tax evasion associated with this operation.

The release says numerous law enforcement organizations took part in the investigation:

Fort Collins Police Services, the Larimer County Sheriff’s Office, the United States Postal Service, USPS Inspection Service, Colorado Department of Revenue, Colorado Marijuana Enforcement Division, Colorado Department of Agriculture, U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency, National Guard CounterDrug, and Rocky Mountain High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area (RMHIDTA).

So far the names of suspects arrested in connection with the operation have not been released.

The release says the investigation into the pot operation lasted for about a year.

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