Multiple agencies conducting pot bust operation in El Paso County

Posted at 2:30 PM, May 22, 2018
and last updated 2018-05-22 16:30:45-04

Multiple agencies are conducting a major marijuana bust operation south of Ellicott Tuesday. 

This is near Ellicott and Meier Tuesday afternoon. Authorities say eight separate residences on Meier Road have all been busted for illegal marijuana grows. 

In one home, hundreds of marijuana plants in various stages of life were seized. 

The El Paso County Sheriff’s Office, Colorado Springs Police Department, and DEA are among the agencies on scene, as this has been a months-long investigation targeting Cuban smuggling cartels.