2nd suspect in Denver pot raids pleads guilty

Posted at 12:14 AM, Dec 11, 2015
and last updated 2015-12-11 02:14:51-05

A man accused of laundering money from Colombia to buy a marijuana grow house in Denver has pleaded guilty.

The Denver Post reports Luis Uribe struck a deal with federal prosecutors and pleaded guilty Wednesday to marijuana possession and conspiracy to possess marijuana. He agreed not to contest the government's seizure of more than $800,000 and several cars and watches.

He also agreed to testify at any trials of his co-defendants, who include his brother.

Uribe is the second person to plead guilty of the four charged in connection with federal raids that targeted people and businesses connected to the now-defunct VIP Cannabis dispensary.

Authorities originally said they suspected the operation may have ties to Colombian drug cartels, but prosecutors have made no such allegation in court.


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