Sheriff: FBI seizes pot, porn in Mancos

Law enforcement officials seized marijuana and child pornography in a raid last week in Mancos that involved personnel from the Colorado Bureau of Investigation, Cortez Police Department, Homeland Security and the U.S. Marshall’s Office, said Montezuma County Sheriff Dennis Spruell.

An eyewitness said that up to 15 unmarked SUVs were on Country Road J about 8:30 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 15. All wore black, according to the witness.

Spruell said his detectives assisted the FBI is executing a search warrant as a residence on County Road J.

“The search was looking for evidence concerning interstate distribution of child pornography,” Spruell said. “During the search, a large quantity of marijuana as well as child pornography was seized.”

FBI officials in Denver said only that the FBI was executing a federal search warrant in Montezuma County.

“Unfortunately, I am not able to discuss anything further at this time,” said FBI spokesperson Dave Joly.

Mancos Marshal John Cox said only that law enforcement used his office as a rally point before executing the search warrant.