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Press Release

Statement Regarding Marijuana Enforcement Action

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, District of Colorado

In response to multiple media questions regarding today’s drug enforcement action, the U.S. Attorney’s Office issued the following updated statement:

“While the investigation is ongoing, there are strong indications that more than one of the eight federal prosecution priorities identified in the Department of Justice’s August guidance memo are potentially implicated.”

Jeff Dorschner, Spokesman, U.S. Attorney’s Office

The initial statement issued regarding today’s enforcement action follows: 

“The Drug Enforcement Administration, Internal Revenue Service Criminal Investigations, the Denver Police Department and state and local law enforcement are today executing lawfully obtained search warrants and seizure warrants.   One important note:   Although we cannot at this time discuss the substance of this pending investigation, the operation under way today comports with the Department’s recent guidance regarding marijuana enforcement matters.   As this is an on-going investigation, no additional information will be made available.”

Jeff Dorschner, Spokesman, U.S. Attorney’s Office


Updated June 22, 2015