On December 7, 2011, Dimitry Genzer, age 30, the owner of
Cannabis and Co., a medical marijuana dispensary, and a co-defendant,
Joseph Daniel Alejo, age 28, were arrested by members of the West
Metro Drug Task Force. During the arrests, the task force seized 150
pounds of high-grade marijuana.
task force, with the assistance of the Denver Police Department’s
Narcotics Bureau, began the investigation in November 2011 when it was
learned that Genzer was involved in the illegal sales of large
quantities of high-grade marijuana.
Further investigation led to a
search of a storage locker in Lakewood which produced another 23 pounds
of high-grade marijuana.
total of approximately 175 pounds of high grade marijuana was seized in
this case, with a street value of approximately $1,000,000.00.
State of Colorado’s Medical Marijuana Enforcement Division is
investigating Cannabis and Co. and further actions against the
dispensary are pending.
and Alejo were booked into the Jefferson County Jail under suspicion of
distribution of marijuana in excess of 100 pounds, and conspiracy to
distribute marijuana in excess of 100 pounds.
Both charges are Class 3
felonies. Both suspects bonded out on December 8, 2011. Genzer’s bond
was $25,000.00 and Alejo’s bond was $75,000.00.
Their next court date is
scheduled for December 14, 2011 at 10:00 a.m.