Central Texas Teens Charged In Colorado Pot Shop Robbery


DURANGO, Colo. (August 5, 2014) Two Corsicana teenagers have been arrested in connection with the robbery of a medical marijuana dispensary in Durango, Colo.

The two 17-year-olds are accused of entering the Animas Herbal-Wellness Center Monday in Durango and spraying workers with pepper spray.

The employees were able to provide a description of their car and a short time later police spotted the vehicle and approached the pair in the parking lot of a Holiday Inn, the Durango Herald reported.

The two teens were arrested after a short foot chase.

Police recovered the stolen jar of marijuana.

The dispensary’s employees were treated at the scene.

The newspaper reported that the two teens were charged with aggravated robbery of a controlled substance, a felony that carries a maximum sentence of 24 years in prison and fines of as much as $1 million, but it’s not clear whether they’ll be tried as adults.

Their names weren’t released.

They spent Monday night in a detention center.

Meanwhile in Pueblo County, Colo., David Lopez, 40 of Austin, was arrested after an employee was forced into a Pueblo West marijuana dispensary at gunpoint Monday.

Phones were ripped from the wall and a large quantity of marijuana and marijuana products was taken.

Deputies who responded to a 911 call placed by someone inside the store arrested Lopez as he left the business.