Follow that story: Homicide at sketchy former pot shop, Special Kinds

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We're learning more about the homicide at the Arvada location of Special Kinds, a former pot shop (and a sketchy one at that). Police confirmed yesterday that the one-time dispensary's owner, 34-year-old Michael "SK" Walker, was shot and killed Monday night in what looks like a home invasion.

The phrase "home invasion" takes on particular importance here. Arvada police also announced that the address had never been a legal medical marijuana dispensary to begin with, as the duplex is and always has been in a residential area. And so Special Kinds was ordered to close last July by the city.

Police also announced two suspects: one skinny and one stocky, both black or Hispanic, and both about 5'8".

The police release stopped short of saying that marijuana was involved, but people nearby had no problem making the connection. Neighbors told the Denver Post and 7News that traffic never really stopped coming and going from the duplex, and several suspected that the occupants were still selling dirt weed.

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I say dirt weed, because I saw it myself last June when I visited the shop in a filthy, cigarette smoke-stained house. And Walker had no problem admitting that he openly sold illegal South American brick weed.

"If you're buying brick weed, you aren't going to buy it from someone who is legal," he told me, adding that once a dispensary is in possession of it, the brick weed becomes legal medical marijuana. "They are breaking the law [bringing it in the country], but legally we can do it. I figure there are people who request it, so we might as well get it for those people so they can get it from somewhere safe instead of off the street."

But not that safe, apparently.

To read more, much more, about medical marijuana in this state, go to our Marijuana archives.

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crazydioamond676
crazydioamond676

Rest in peace my cousin micheal scott "SK" walker love and miss you. JH

crazydioamond676
crazydioamond676

Anyone that has talked s*** about mike can s*** a big one, hes family!

Dustinsheila
Dustinsheila

ya fuck that guy who wrote that sk was the shit and I will miss him much... Gary

Kitty_knicky3
Kitty_knicky3

Unbelievable how cold some people can be. just got a letter from Doze with the news. weighs heavy for sure and so sorry for you guys'. Call me if you want or need anything. Knicky 258-0643 in the springs.  

Jay
Jay

What about the neon OPEN sign? Was that still in regular operation as reported?

Boonsboro
Boonsboro

yeah... sounds like solid father of the year material...

Ie Cv
Ie Cv

im so sorry for your loss sk was a good father husband and friend i didnt know him that long but he became one of my best friends. i hope they catch you fucks. rip sk love u bro 

RIP Mike SK Walker
RIP Mike SK Walker

This guy is SO FULL OF SHIT that it makes my blood boil!!  Mike was my husband and a wonderful man and great friend and everyone who knew him, loved and respected him!!  This story is such a piece of shit, I can't even begin to point out all of the wrong fucking information his guy has here!  He is lucky that he is a COWARD that hides behind his computer to write piece of shit pieces like this and doesn't have the nerve to come and say SHIT like this to the face of his friends and family who loved and miss him DEARLY!!---WESTWORD you have forever lost a follower.  I can't believe that you would let SHIT like this in your magazine and I for one will NEVER read or support the westword again for the terrible error in judgement they have when supposedly reporting on a story!  In the words of Mike SK Walker...KISS MY ASS YOU FUCKING FUCKFACE!!!!!

RIP Mike SK Walker
RIP Mike SK Walker

That stupid fucking open sign that eveyone is making such a big deal about, was turned off and put away in the attic when we closed in July of 2009.

SKJunior
SKJunior

You wanna talk shit about the fucking man who made me the WELL ROUNDED, 3.4 GPA HONOR STUDENT that I am today. I don't fucking think so; you have anything to say about my father come say it to my face and see how solid of a fucking father he was.

Tlc7477
Tlc7477

You have NO idea who or what your talking about. So why don't you keep your fucked up comments to yourself. Boonsboro

Seth Fairbanks
Seth Fairbanks

Keith and I herd yesterday. I'm so sorry for your loss of your husband and a great friend to everyone. The truth always comes out just like this will. Our hearts are with you all.

Guest
Guest

Gee, and you seem like such nice people.......

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