HASWELL, Colo. - The Kiowa County Sheriff’s Office executed a search warrant Saturday morning at a home in Haswell, where an estimated 1,200 marijuana plants were found.
Two people, who are not believed to be Colorado residents, were arrested and transported to the Bent County Jail. Their names and a full list of charges have not yet been released, while members of the Sheriff’s Office continue the investigation.
"This is a very sophisticated operation," stated Kiowa County Sheriff Forrest Frazee. "Plants are lined up in various stages of growth, with the largest being about three feet tall. None were in bloom yet."
Frazee stated that the two individuals are thought to have lived at the location for about two months.
Sheriff Frazee has requested assistance from the Colorado Bureau of Investigation and the federal Drug Enforcement Agency in continuing the investigation.
"While recreational use and sales of marijuana became legal in Colorado a few days ago, laws and regulations do apply to growing the drug for either personal use or commercial sales," he said. "The drug also remains a controlled substance at the federal level despite the recent change in state law."