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Deputies find illegal marijuana grow at Yoder home

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Posted at 1:55 PM, Oct 11, 2019
and last updated 2019-10-11 15:55:41-04

YODER — El Paso County Sheriff's Office personnel and members of the Metro Vice Narcotics Intelligence Unit were out during Thursday's snowstorm knocking on people's doors in the eastern part of the county asking for permission to check the property for any potential illegal activity.

The so-called 'knock and talk' at one property in Yoder resulted in the seizure of 250 marijuana plants and 536 lbs of processed plants, according to the sheriff's office.

In a release, authorities explain one person allowed the inspection of greenhouses at 3800 Sengbeil Rd where the product was found. The suspect reportedly had invalid paperwork for such a large grow and claimed the plants were for the 'sole consumption of a family member.'

Under Colorado law, you may only grow up to 12 marijuana plants on your property in order to be considered for personal consumption. Anything more requires licensing from the state and the payment of taxes.

So far, no one is under arrest as part of this case.