A father and son from Grand Junction are behind bars facing multiple drug and weapons charges after Mesa County Sheriff’s deputies searched their home on Monday.
49-year-old James Sargent and his son, 26-year-old Colt Davidson were arrested after deputies noticed materials used in producing hash oil in Sargent’s car during a traffic stop, and a strong smell of marijuana coming from the men’s residence. When deputies executed a search warrant on the home, they found more then 200 marijuana plants and a setup for a butane hash oil operation. Authorities also found four firearms at the house, including an AR-15, as well as suspected methamphetamine, LSD and cocaine.
According to the arrest affidavit, Davidson has had prior legal problems due to drugs, having been convicted for felony illegal cultivation of marijuana in 2011. He initially told the arresting officers that the guns in the home weren’t his, but documentation was found during the search showing that a semiautomatic pistol at the home was listed in his name.
The pair were charged with possession of marijuana with intent to distribute, and unlicensed manufacture of marijuana concentrate using a hazardous substance. Mesa County Judge Craig Henderson set $5,000 cash-only bonds for both men Tuesday.