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03/18/2010 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Colorado Springs Drug Bust: $326,000 of Meth Seized, 15 Arrested

Colorado Springs Police, working with the El Paso County Sherriff's Office and the FBI arrested 15 members of the La Familia street gang, seizing "nearly 2 pounds of methamphetamine - valued at $326,000 - and smaller quantities of cocaine, marijuana and mushrooms. Five guns and cash totaling $8,475 were also seized," according to the Colorado Springs Gazette.


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in Colorado Springs report s that 15 men were charged with conspiracy to distribute meth. Four of them were also charged with weapons offenses. Investigators dubbed the investigation "Operation Jeez Luis" after the gang's leader Jorge Luis Vega.