Federal agents raid illegal marijuana grow in northeast Colorado Springs home

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (KKTV) - Neighbors watched as federal agents pulled dozens of marijuana plants out of a home near Stetson Hills Boulevard and Peterson Road Thursday in Colorado Springs.

Sean Molitor said he watched from his garage across the street as the agents removed plants and grow lights.

“Thirty minutes just watching them suit up in hazmat suits and then all of a sudden walking out with bushels of marijuana plants,” Molitor described. “I never expected to actually have a pot growing facility catty-corner to my house.”

Molitor and other neighbors told 11 News the area is usually quiet. They were even planning to have a block party on Saturday.

“You don’t really expect it to happen in your neighborhood,” Molitor added.

Earlier in the day more than 50 homes and businesses in the Denver area were raided for having illegal marijuana operations, according to CBS Denver. The DEA confirmed with 11 News that there were several busts in the Colorado Springs area tied to the operations in the Denver area. They could not publicly confirm if this bust was part of that particular operation.

Outside one home in Thornton, a group of people were sitting outside as officials in white suits lined up dozens of marijuana plants in the driveway. Some of those seated were in handcuffs, CBS Denver reported.

It isn't clear if any arrests were made in the Colorado Springs busts.