Denver pays $23K to relocate pot plants in footpint of bridge project

DENVER - The city of Denver has been trying for months to track down the owners of a marijuana dispensary -- targets of a federal drug investigation -- to give them more than $23,000.

The money is what' s left of the sum Denver agreed to pay VIP Wellness Center to relocate one of its grow locations early last year to make way for a massive construction project.

The city has already paid VIP's owners -- Luis Uribe and his cousin Carlos Solano -- more than $30,000 to move about 1,000 marijuana plants to southwest Denver from where they were growing at the Peoria Street warehouse.

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