Cops find pot grow at home of Grand Junction man
A Grand Junction man who told authorities he was a medical marijuana user and caregiver was arrested Thursday after deputies found 332 marijuana plants inside his home, according to the Mesa County Sheriff’s Department.
After deputies confronted Dennis Daeyhun An, 23, 1707 Elm Ave., about the smell of marijuana in his house during a “knock and talk,” he showed a valid medical marijuana card and a written doctor’s recommendation that he could possess up to 75 plants or 25 ounces of marijuana, according to an arrest affidavit.
An also told deputies he had permission to grow an additional 150 plants for the two medical marijuana patients he cared for, but he didn’t have the doctor’s recommendations or the medical marijuana cards for either patient, which he’s required to show law enforcement upon request, according to the affidavit.
Colorado law says medical marijuana users can have no more than six plants, and caregivers can have no more than six plants per person they care for unless a doctor prescribes more, Sheriff’s Department spokeswoman Heather Benjamin said.
The name of An’s doctor was not available Friday, Benjamin said.
According to the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment, supplying people with marijuana does not constitute being a primary caregiver.
In addition, during a search of An’s residence, authorities allegedly found Adderall pills, which were not prescribed to An, the affidavit said.
An told authorities he “snorts Adderall to help him stay awake to care for his marijuana grow,” the affidavit said.
An was arrested on suspicion of possession of controlled substances and growing more than 30 marijuana plants on his personal property.
He was released from the Mesa County Jail after posting a $3,000 personal recognizance bond Friday afternoon, Benjamin said.