Trinidad

Most drug charges go away



JON POMPIA 12/05/2014 TRINIDAD - A December 2013 drug sweep in Trinidad and Raton, N.M., that resulted in some 40 arrests was one of the largest in scope in that region. In the end, though, nearly every one of those arrested on felony drug charges saw their cases dismissed by either the district attorney or the court.

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Trinidad pot battle appears settled



JON POMPIA 12/04/2014 TRINIDAD - A Trinidad auto dealership caught in the middle of a business group’s plan to establish a retail marijuana facility in its location will relocate to a new and permanent space downtown.

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Trinidad council overturns pot permit denial



JON POMPIA 12/04/2014 Trinidad City Council Tuesday gave the green light for investor group Cannaco to establish a retail marijuana, cultivation center and product store at the current home of the Phil Long Toyota dealership at 3109 Toupal Drive, south of Trinidad.

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Trinidad/Raton police sting nets drug ring



01/02/2014 TRINIDAD - A drug bust of 29 suspects last Thursday, coordinated between Trinidad and Raton police, has crime officers still searching for 11 more alleged to be involved in the criminal network. Charges involve possession of a number of controlled substances.

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Trinidad limits pot licenses



10/31/2014 TRINIDAD - City Council voted this week to lift restrictions on the number of marijuana-related businesses that can be licensed within the city.

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City of Trinidad sued over marijuana zoning reversal



Andy Koen 10/18/2014 TRINIDAD - The City of Trinidad is being sued by a group of business owners for reversing the denial of zoning to a man who applied for a medical marijuana license, even though he plans to do business at the building in question.

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Will medical marijuana limit create 'black market?'



JON POMPIA 10/17/2014 When the city of Trinidad gave the green light to medical marijuana conditional use permits in the city, it established a limit of 15.

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Accused meth mule on the run again



Randy Wyrick 10/09/2014 EAGLE COUNTY - An accused meth mule cut off his electronic ankle bracelet and bolted, instead of reporting to prison to begin an 18 year sentence. Alejandro Carnalla accepted an offer for 18 years in state prison in a Denver case, which rolled in his charges in Eagle and Summit counties.

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Renter discovers large, illegal pot grow operation while trimming trees near Trinidad



08/31/2014 TRINIDAD - Authorities say they have destroyed more than 1,300 marijuana plants that were being illegally grown in the Trinidad area.

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Illegal pot grows near Trinidad



Tracy Harmon, Matt Hildner, 08/30/2014 TRINIDAD - Local law enforcement officers discovered two illegal marijuana grow sites in August.

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