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Gleneagle woman arrested after suspected marijuana grow found in northern El Paso County

June 8, 2018 Updated: June 8, 2018 at 4:31 pm
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A 41-year-old woman was arrested after more than 260 marijuana plants and 80 pounds of processed marijuana were confiscated from a home in northern Colorado Springs.

Deputies and Colorado Springs police were investigating illegal marijuana grows Thursday in the Allegiance Drive area in Gleneagle when they found evidence of the large marijuana grow, police reported.

Authorities found more than 260 pot plants growing in the basement of 14628 Allegiance Drive, 80 pounds of processed marijuana packaged for distribution and an undisclosed amount of money. The plants and processed marijuana were worth at least $119,000 on the black market on the East Coast, sheriff's spokeswoman Natalie Sosa said.

Zaizhen Xiang was arrested on suspicion of felony cultivation and possession with intent to distribute. Authorities are searching for another suspect whose name was not released.

In April, firefighters found a large marijuana grow after they were called to a house fire in the same block. The Sheriff's Office seized 115 pounds of processed marijuana, 85 plants, 55 vials of anesthetic Ketamine and $3,000 in cash, Gazette news partner KKTV reported. At the time, no arrests were made.

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