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Court says Bay Area auto thief should not be banned from using marijuana

A state appeals court has ruled that a convicted auto thief in San Rafael should not have been barred from marijuana use as a condition of his probation. The vehicle was reported stolen in March 2019. Brayan Alexander Cruz Cruz, 21, was arrested five days later after police found him in the vehicle. Cruz Cruz […]

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Seven indicted for allegedly running prostitution ring out of Denver massage parlors

A Denver grand jury indicted seven people and 12 businesses for running an alleged international human trafficking operation comprised of illicit massage parlors and black market marijuana grow operations, the Denver District Attorney’s Office announced Thursday. The seven individuals, indicted on 33 felony counts, are accused of “engaging in a pattern of racketeering in which […]

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Marijuana raids ongoing in Mesa, Teller, El Paso and Las Animas counties

Two large marijuana busts are occurring in Colorado but authorities say they are not connected. In Teller County, the sheriff’s office reported raids in Colorado Springs, Divide and in Las Animas County where two people were arrested and three properties were searched in a 14-hour operation. The investigation involved a group associated with black market […]

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Not your typical grow house: Bay Area buyers paid cash, moved in the marijuana

Custom-built house, wraparound porch, great views, perfect for … a grow house. A marijuana raid in Merced County allegedly found an extensive growing operation in an unlikely-looking home. Three buyers, from San Francisco and San Leandro, paid $590,000 cash for the house in April, the Merced County Sheriff’s Department said on Wednesday. Read the rest […]

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Reward offered after San Jose man goes missing in Mendocino County

Police are publicizing a reward in the case of a San Jose man who went missing in April from a Mendocino County marijuana farm. Victor “Gallo” Medina, 39, had reportedly been working at marijuana greenhouses on the Round Valley Indian Reservation, in Covelo. His family reported him missing to San Jose police in mid-April. A […]

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San Jose man kidnapped from Mendocino County marijuana grow site, sheriff’s office says

COVELO – A 23-year-old San Jose man was kidnapped at gunpoint from a marijuana grow site in Mendocino County last week, authorities said Monday. His abductor threatened to shoot him if the victim didn’t pay $30,000 he owed to the man. The Mendocino County Sheriff’s Office said the victim escaped serious injury and the suspect […]

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Search for missing San Jose man leads to raid of marijuana farm

The search for a missing San Jose man led to the raid of a large marijuana growing operation in Mendocino County and the detention of 10 people, five of them from San Jose. The missing man — Victor “Gallo” Medina, 39 — was not found. The Mendocino County Sheriff’s Office, while investigating marijuana farms on […]

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El Paso County breaks up three illegal marijuana grows

Three illegal marijuana growing operations were uncovered and raided in El Paso County on Wednesday, with more than 700 plants, worth an estimated $700,000, seized. Investigators also seized $28,000 and five firearms while serving search warrants at three locations, according to a sheriff’s office news release. El Paso sheriffIllegal marijuana raids in El Paso County. […]

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Coding and cannabis: Santa Clara County to expunge thousands of marijuana convictions

SAN JOSE — Santa Clara County plans to expunge 13,000 minor marijuana convictions that were rendered moot by the state’s 2016 legalization of recreational pot use and sales, two months before a deadline set by the landmark law. But in the South Bay, it’s not just criminal-justice or drug policy story. Keeping in line with […]

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Family missing from Thornton is found crossing the U.S. border into Mexico

Parents and a toddler missing from Thornton have been found crossing the U.S. border into Mexico. Reported missing on Wednesday, the family is “safe and unharmed,” said Matt Barnes, a police spokesman. Missing Thornton Family Update. Preliminary details,the family of three has been located at the Mexico and California border. Investigation is on-going. Limited details […]

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