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Eight of 16 people indicted in Colorado marijuana trafficking operation listed as having state pot licenses

By: JESSE PAUL, The Denver Post
March 25, 2017 Updated: March 25, 2017 at 8:11 pm
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CENTENNIAL, CO - MARCH 17: District Attorney George Brauchler speaks during an 18th Judicial District AttorneyÕs Office news conference at the Drug Enforcement AdministrationÕs Denver Field Division to discuss indictments concerning illegal marijuana cultivation and distribution. (Photo by Andy Cross/The Denver Post)

Eight of the 16 people indicted on charges they ran a massive illicit marijuana operation that sold and shipped weed out of state are listed in Colorado records as having active or expired licenses to work in the legal pot business.

Michael Alan Stonehouse, the alleged ringleader, has an active “key” license — for operating a marijuana business — that is valid until November 2018, Marijuana Enforcement Division records show. That’s despite a past felony conviction and state rules that bar people “not of good moral character” from getting licenses.

His brother, Theodore Stonehouse, who also was indicted, is listed as having the same type of license, which also doesn’t expire until November 2018, according to a MED database.

Read the full story at The Denver Post.

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