Eli Traufield busted for 61 pounds of marijuana apparently intended for closed dispensary

Eli Traufield's Facebook photo gallery alternates sexy shots like this one with family pics featuring his son. But most of the posts tout the healing abilities of marijuana -- appropriate given that he's listed as an owner of Fort COllins ORganics and Earthly Elements, a dispensary. Problem is, Earthly Elements is no longer open -- a fact that appears to have grabbed the attention of the federal Drug Enforcement Agency, which participated in a bust of Traufield that included serious charges and the seizure of 350 plants and more than 61 pounds of pot. Details and more below.
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