Sheriff: Emaciated puppies rescued during pot grow raids in El Paso County

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COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — El Paso County authorities say they’ve arrested two men after finding 300 illegal marijuana plants, firearms and nine emaciated puppies on three properties.

KOAA-TV reports sheriff’s deputies and police executed search warrants for the properties near the Pueblo County line.

Thirty-year-old Abdiel Delgado and 44-year-old Elieser Curbelo were booked into county jail for investigation of marijuana-related offenses.

It wasn’t immediately known if the pair had defense attorneys. A status hearing in Curbelo’s case was set for Aug. 8.

The Humane Society of the Pikes Peak Region was caring for the puppies.

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