The FBI has arrested two suspects in connection with a sting operation targeting people who were allegedly selling marijuana online, ABC News has learned.
In a news release, the FBI said the suspects were arrested Wednesday and face charges including conspiracy to distribute and possess with intent to distribute marijuana and conspiracy to traffic in narcotics.
Authorities are continuing to investigate the investigation, the agency said.FBI Special Agent in Charge Robert McDonough told ABC News in a news conference that the men were arrested after a federal grand jury returned a guilty verdict in November.
They allegedly conspired to sell and distribute marijuana online and to traffic narcotics, McDonoh said.
Authorities said the arrests follow a string of arrests in Colorado, Florida, Illinois, Michigan, Missouri, New Mexico and Texas, where authorities have taken advantage of a legal loophole to prosecute people who are accused of selling or otherwise dealing in illegal drugs.
In November, a Denver man was sentenced to three years in prison after pleading guilty to conspiracy to possess with the intent to sell marijuana in the state.
A former Colorado high school teacher pleaded guilty to felony possession of a controlled substance in May.
He also pleaded guilty in federal court to a separate conspiracy charge.