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Saturday, January 23, 2010

Man arrested at Arapahoe County marjuana dispensary - The Denver Post

Man arrested at Arapahoe County marjuana dispensary - The Denver Post

A 50-year-old man has been arrested and charged with burglarizing a marijuana dispensary early this morning in Arapahoe County, authorities say.

Robert Cordova, 50, of Lakewood, was arrested around 2:30 a.m. after barricading himself briefly inside marijuana dispensary Herbal Options on the 3400 block of South Federal Boulevard.

He is being held for investigation of felony burglary of a controlled substance and misdemeanor criminal mischief.

A witness called the sheriff's office after spotting two or more people inside the store around 2:25 a.m., according to Sheriff Grayson Robinson.

Someone had broken into an adjacent vacant office space and punched a hole through the wall to enter the dispensary.

"It was fairly easy for him to break through," Robinson said.

Deputies set up a perimeter around the shop and closed off South Federal Boulevard in both directions at West Floyd Avenue and West Hampden Avenue, Robinson said.

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