By Steve Elliott
Denver police and federal Drug Enforcement Administration agents on Tuesday morning conducted large raids on multiple marijuana growing operations near Denver.
One Denver police officer seen in a blue hazmat suit entering a building on North Bryant Street told The Denver Post that he and other officers were executing a search warrant, and that several other raids were being conducted around town.
"It's a very large and successfu investigation," claimed James Gothe, group supervisor of the DEA's special support unit in Denver. "We're assisting."
Gothe called it an "ongoing operation" and wouldn't comment other than to say it involved the Denver Police Department and the Colorado Attorney General's Office.
The Denver Police Department announced at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday on Twitter that area law enforcement officers were conducting "an ongoing investigation into drug activity," but claimed no further information was available.
Denver police spokesman Ron Hackett said officers are investigating illegal drug activity at "multiple locations," reports The Denver Channel. Hackett said the department "may" provide more information about the raids later Tuesday or on Wednesday.