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Suspects charged with growing marijuana in Colorado forest

GOLDEN, Colo. – Two men are facing felony charges in the discovery of about 14,500 marijuana plants in Pike National Forest.

Jefferson County District Attorney Scott Storey says 40-year-old David Padilla-Martinez was charged Monday with cultivation of marijuana and possession of marijuana with intent to distribute.

Padilla-Martinez was being held in jail on $100,000 bond.

Thirty-seven-year-old Rene Galan Hernandez was charged with cultivation of marijuana and was being held on $10,000 bond.

The suspects’ hometowns weren’t immediately available.

The discovery Aug. 21 of marijuana in the central-Colorado forest is among the recent cases that have prompted the U.S. Forest Service to investigate how much marijuana is being illegally grown in national forests in the state.


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