Monday night on News5 Investigates: Targeting illegal marijuana and the black market

Posted at 3:16 PM, Feb 01, 2019
and last updated 2019-02-05 20:01:34-05

COLORADO SPRINGS- In El Paso County shutting down illegal marijuana grows continues to be a top priority for the sheriff and surrounding law enforcement agencies. We wanted to know if this aggressive approach is really making a difference? El Paso County Sheriff Bill Elder opens up about why he believes law enforcement in our area is turning the corner in this fight that has been at times overwhelming for investigators.

We also speak with the lieutenant who is spearheading the operation to detect and destroy illegal marijuana grows before the crimes associated with them impact our communities. We have the numbers and the eyewitness accounts that show just how big of a role illegal marijuana currently plays in our area.

Tune in Monday, February 4th at 10 p.m. to see what we uncovered in our full investigation.