More than $1 million of marijuana found on side of Manitou Springs road

MANITOU SPRINGS, Colo. — Someone dumped more than $1 million worth of marijuana on the side of a road, the Manitou Springs Police Department said.

Police found more than 260 pounds of weed in 11 large trash bags, KRDO reported. The weed was found on 4/20. The pot could be worth as much as $1.5 million on the street, KRDO reported.

Investigators started getting tips on suspicious activity at a vacation rental in the area of Old Crystal Park Road just before noon.

Officers went to check it out but didn’t find any evidence of illegal activity.

About 90 minutes later, police got another tip about two Hispanic men driving a white Chevrolet van up to the home and then leaving, KRDO reported.

Officers were unable to find the vehicle, but they did find the trash bags full of marijuana — about 1.5 miles away from the home.

Police believe the incidents are connected. Anyone with information is asked to call the El Paso County dispatch center at 719-390-5555.