‘Boulder County sheriff: 100 marijuana plants in illegal grow at scene of triple homicide’

Read the report from the Daily Camera here. Copied below in its entirety:

On April 17, law enforcement officials investigate the scene of a triple homicide at 800 Divide View Drive in Boulder County.

On April 17, law enforcement officials investigate the scene of a triple homicide at 800 Divide View Drive in Boulder County. (Jeremy Papasso / Staff Photographer)

Boulder County Sheriff’s Office investigators announced on Thursday afternoon that they removed more than 100 marijuana plants from the Coal Creek Canyon home where three people were found dead earlier this month.

Cmdr. Mike Wagner said on Thursday that the grow inside the home was illegal.

Investigators said in a news release that they are interviewing witnesses and “persons of interest” in and out of Colorado and are continuing to determine whether the marijuana grow played a role in the deaths of Wallace White, 54, Kelly Sloat-White, 56, and Emory Fraker, 39.

Colorado Secretary of State’s Office records show Sloat-White had applied for a business name called “420 Pharms LLC” in 2009, but that business was declared delinquent July 1, 2011.

Following the discovery of the bodies, investigators called in a hazardous materials team after they discovered evidence of drug activity inside the home. Custody of the home was turned over to family members on Wednesday after investigators wrapped up at the crime scene.

The bodies were discovered in a home on the 800 block of Divide View Drive on April 15 after sheriff’s deputies responded to conduct a welfare check on a resident who had not been seen in several days.

Investigators say the home was specifically targeted and said on the day of the discovery that the three people appeared to have trauma, but they have yet to publicly state the nature of the trauma.

Anyone with information is asked to call the sheriff’s office tip line at 303-441-3674 or by email at mspurgeon@bouldercounty.org.

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Seems to me there’s even more violence associated with drugs now than before the “legalization” of marijuana in a few states (including Colorado, of course). Certainly, armed robbers who will murder their victims can now target dispensaries and recreational pot shops, in addition to illegal grow operations like the one in this case.

I don’t recall any of this as being part of all the promises made to the public by proponents of “legal” marijuana . . .

— MRW

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