Former pot officer, entrepreneur charged in trafficking ring

Posted at 3:24 PM, Jun 13, 2017
and last updated 2017-06-13 17:24:37-04

CENTENNIAL, Colo. (AP) — A former Colorado marijuana enforcement officer and a marijuana entrepreneur are among those accused of being involved with a large trafficking ring that shipped pot out of state.

Former pot officer Renee Rayton, Scott Pack and two growers were indicted June 7 by a grand jury, joining 16 others previously charged.

According to the indictment, first reported by The Cannabist on Tuesday, Pack's businesses had marijuana licenses but allegedly never made a legal sale, serving instead as a front for the trafficking operation.

Investigators say Rayton, a former Pitkin County sheriff's deputy, was hired away to work from her state job by Pack and profited from the illegal operation.

The ring allegedly shipped pot to Arkansas, Illinois, Minnesota and Missouri.

Rayton and Pack couldn't be reached for comment.

Learn more from the original story of the busts here.