Colombian pleads not guilty on weapons charge

5:16 PM, Dec 5, 2013   |    comments
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DENVER (AP) - A Colombian national has pleaded not guilty in federal court in Denver on a weapons charge after his arrest during raids on medical marijuana businesses.

Hector Diaz is charged with one count of possession of a firearm while in the U.S. on a business or tourism visa. He is scheduled to be released on $25,000 bond sometime Thursday.

Diaz is the only person reported to have been arrested during the Nov. 21 raids on more than a dozen sites, most of them related to medical marijuana businesses in Denver and Boulder.

Prosecutors have not said whether he is linked to the pot investigation, nor have they disclosed the reasons for the raids.

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