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No extra jail time for pot plants

Steve Lynn
Vail, CO Colorado

WOLCOTT ” A man who had 60 marijuana plants in his basement served his jail time before being sentenced, said Eagle County District Attorney Mark Hurlbert.

Tomas M. Montoya pleaded guilty to felony possession of eight or more ounces of marijuana and was sentenced to 122 days in jail and four years of probation July 13.

Montoya has served those days in the Eagle County jail since he was arrested in March.



In March, a sheriff’s deputy investigating a car burglary in the Wolcott park and ride found that the car there was registered to Montoya’s home. Montoya told the deputy he had “a couple plants downstairs” and the deputy found about 60 plants.

BEAVER CREEK ” A man was hit after he called another man a “dumb ass” while they were playing video games, according to an Eagle County Sheriff’s Office report.



Inside an apartment, a deputy found “copious amounts of blood,” he said.

The suspect, 18, was in his room, a woman in the apartment said, so the deputy drew his gun and forced open the door.

The suspect had been playing and betting on video games with another man, 18, when the suspect told the man he would hit him if he called the suspect a “dumb ass” once more.



The suspect hit the man, possibly with a video game controller, and then hit him repeatedly while the man was on the floor, witnesses said.

The men had been drinking, they said.

The man was injured but did not go to the hospital. The suspect was ticketed for misdemeanor harassment.

RED CLIFF ” A man was chased by another man who claimed he had a gun, according to an Eagle County Sheriff’s Office report.

A man, 22, had been threatening bartenders at Mangos and left. He started screaming at a man, 31, around midnight July 12 and told him he had a “.357.”

The 31-year-old didn’t see the gun, but thought that the man could have been carrying a flashlight or a pipe.

The 22-year-old, of Red Cliff, was arrested on suspicion of felony menacing with a weapon.

EDWARDS ” A hole was drilled in the gas tank of a man’s jeep, according to an Eagle County Sheriffis Office report.

A property manager at River Pines called the man, 39, and told him that his Jeep ” parked in the lot ” was leaking fuel.

A small hole with metal shavings on it was found in the tank. The man had not had any problems with anyone, he said.

He estimated the damage at $500.


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