Operation Fortune Cookie: Geography of a pot bust

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On February 16, 2008, more than a hundred law enforcement officers up and down the northern Front Range launched Operation Fortune Cookie, a multi-day raid on dozens of marijuana grow houses in the north metro area that would go down as the largest pot bust in state history. You can read the full story here -- and check out the interactive map above for a play-by-play of what happened.

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Joel Warner is a former staff writer for Westword and International Business Times. He's also written for WIRED, Men's Journal, Men's Health, Bloomberg Businessweek, Popular Science, Slate, Grantland and many other publications. He's co-author of the 2014 book The Humor Code: A Global Search for What Makes Things Funny, published by Simon & Schuster.
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