63 marijuana plants seized on east Pueblo Co. property


The Pueblo County Sheriff’s Office has seized dozens of marijuana plants and arrested one man after discovering an illegal grow Monday. 

According to investigators, deputies went to a home in eastern Pueblo County, off Cortner Road, after receiving a tip about a possible illegal grow. During an initial sweep of the property more than the legal limited of 12 plants were discovered. 

Officers left the property to seek a search warrant. 

A search warrant was granted and deputies returned to the property and found 63 mature plants growing in a fenced area of the property. The plants have an estimated street value of $189,000.

Deputies arrested the occupant of the home, Cleveland Lane Canida for the cultivation of marijuana (30 or more plants). He was booked into Pueblo County Jail.

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