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Soldiers Accused In Colo. Pot Burglary Say Plan Was To Destroy Marijuana, Not Smoke It

Ramone Hollins, left; Cory Young, center; and Darius Thomas, right. (CBS/KCNC)
Soldiers Accused In Colo. Pot Burglary Say Plan Was To Destroy Marijuana, Not Smoke It
Ramone Hollins, left; Cory Young, center; Darius Thomas, right. (CBS/KCNC)

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo.  (CBS/KCNC/AP) Three active duty soldiers accused of breaking into a Colorado medical marijuana dispensary, and then accidentally locking themselves inside, told police they planned to destroy the marijuana - not smoke or sell it.

The Gazette in Colorado Springs reports a police affidavit says two of the three Fort Carson soldiers told officers they were trying to steal the marijuana so they could get rid of it.

Police say the three were arrested Saturday, Nov. 16 on second-degree burglary charges after they accidentally locked themselves in the Colorado Springs dispensary during a burglary attempt.

Officers say they were on an unrelated call at a nearby business around 2 a.m. when they heard someone banging on glass inside the dispensary.

The soldiers are 22-year-old Pfc. Ramone Hollins,  22-year-old Pvt. Cory Young, and 23-year-old Pfc. Darius Thomas

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