Sep 3, 2013 6:49 PM by Alyse Rzemek

Colorado Springs detectives bust illegal pot distribution

Colorado Springs police bust an illegal marijuana grow operation. During the investigation by Metro Vice and Narcotics, Intelligence Divicsion, they identified individuals in the Colorado Springs area who were selling marijuana. The marijuana was being shipped out of state for the purposes of distribution in communities in other states. Detectives completed a narcotics transaction for marijuana at a local business, Room To Grow on South 8th Street, which was not a licensed medical marijuana facility. Four individuals were arrested for the distribution of marijuana. A total of 3 pounds of marijuana and 1.6 grams of oxycodone were recovered. The four suspects are Joshua Heney, Brandon Beene, Bradly Sweany, and Justin Sargent... on suspicion of illegal pot distribution.  


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Falcon school fights to save student's life

FALCON- Aden Knar, a third grade student at Falcon Virtual Academy, is in need of a life-saving bone marrow transplant. His school, Falcon Virtual Academy, will host a bone marrow donor drive tomorrow to help find a match Aden. Knar, 10, was diagnosed at age 4 with acute lymphoblastic leukemia and entered remission in 2008. In November 2013, the Knar family learned that the leukemia had returned, and is now isolated in his bone marrow. In an outreach of support, Falcon Virtual Academy hosted a bone marrow donor drive in January, and will be hosting another tomorrow from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. at 6113 Constitution Ave., directly west of Care and Share Food Bank for Southern Colorado. "We wanted to reach out to the family again," said Jodi Fletcher, assistant principal. Fletcher explained that more than 250 people participated in the January drive, and she hopes to have similar numbers April 19. The money from a bake sale at the drive, and a portion of the proceeds raised from a spring formal...

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