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The Northern Colorado Drug task force says it has dismantled a Chinese black market marijuana trafficking organization operating in Loveland and Fort Collins late last month.
No arrests had been made as of Tuesday afternoon, according to a news release from the Larimer County Sheriff’s Office, which also said the investigation is ongoing and criminal charges will be filed when the investigation is complete.
A three-month investigation led to task force members executing six residential search warrants on Nov. 20, including five at Loveland homes that have since been deemed uninhabitable by Loveland Code Compliance, according to the release.
While searching the homes scattered throughout Loveland and another in southwest Fort Collins, task force members recovered 1,000 pounds of gross weight marijuana, more than 2,000 live plants and 156 pounds of processed high-grade marijuana, according to the sheriff’s office.
The Loveland homes are located in the 3500 block of Donath Avenue, the 1600 block of North Cleveland Avenue, the 300 block of Orvis Court, the 3800 block of Crestone Drive and the 500 block of Hourglass Court.
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Those homes were deemed uninhabitable due to overwhelming amounts of black mold, illegal electrical wiring and construction modifications, the sheriff’s office said.
The Fort Collins home is located in the 400 block of Starway Street.
The Northern Colorado Drug Task Force was assisted by Loveland Police SWAT, Fort Collins Police SWAT, Larimer County Regional SWAT, Loveland Fire Rescue Authority, Thompson Valley EMS, Colorado National Guard Counter Drug Unit, DEA Fort Collins, DEA Strikeforce Denver, DEA Cheyenne, Larimer County Sheriff’s Office Strategic Enforcement Unit, Fort Collins Police Criminal Interdiction Unit and Loveland Police Street Crimes Unit.
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