How much time and money are we going to continue to waste on this type of prosecution..
Couple arrested for pot, again
BY TREVOR HUGHES
A Larimer County couple already being prosecuted for marijuana cultivation was re-arrested Thursday after investigators in two counties seized 25 pounds of pot and more than 200 live plants.
Christopher and Tiffany Crumbliss were arrested by Larimer County sheriff's deputies after raids at four locations in Larimer County and one in Breckenridge, the Sheriff's Office said in a news release.
The exact locations where the marijuana was seized were not released, and the Sheriff's Office said it would release no further information about the case, pending the court process.
The couple has had multiple run-ins with Colorado law enforcement over their marijuana cultivation.
The two say they grow the pot for their and others' medical use and say they have the paperwork to prove it. They are due to stand trial later this year for a 2007 arrest in which similar amounts of marijuana and plants were seized.
"It's totally ridiculous," said Chris Crumbliss' lawyer, Sean McAllister. "They're caregivers for legitimate patients, and they're being picked on. If they're legal and providing for patients, why are they being arrested?"
McAllister said law enforcement in Larimer County seems uninterested in finding out whether the Crumblisses really are legitimate caregivers.
He said they have dozens of patients who depend on them for medical marijuana, as permitted by Colorado's Amendment 20.
He said the couple's two young children were placed with foster parents following the Thursday arrests.
"I think it's egregious, a total travesty," McAllister said.
A spokeswoman for the Larimer County District Attorney's Office was unavailable at 4 p.m. Friday, and a receptionist said no one else there could answer a reporter's questions.
The Crumblisses face charges of marijuana cultivation and possession with intent to distribute.
Colorado voters in 2000 approved Amendment 20, which permits patients or their approved caregivers to possess no more than 2 ounces of a usable form of marijuana, and no more than six marijuana plants, with three or fewer being mature, flowering plants that are producing a usable form of marijuana.