Meth tip leads to arrests
Two Delta men face a variety of possible charges after a pound of methamphetamine was found in the car they were riding in Friday afternoon in Grand Junction, according to an arrest affidavit.
Terry Huggett, 40, was ordered Monday held at the Mesa County Jail on a $50,000 bond after being advised on charges including possession with intent to distribute, and possession, following a sizable law enforcement operation that targeted his home in Delta on Friday.
Jody Pabloff, 48, was expected to walk out of jail after District Attorney Pete Hautzinger agreed to a $50,000 personal recognizance bond.
Agents of the Drug Enforcement Administration and Seventh Judicial Drug Task Force were watching Huggett’s home Friday after authorities got a tip that Huggett was about to deliver a large quantity of meth to Mesa County, according to the affidavit. Huggett was observed leaving his home with a black bag and getting in a Ford Explorer allegedly driven by Pabloff, the affidavit said.
The Explorer was followed from Delta and was eventually pulled over at 28 1/2 Road and North Avenue. A K-9 police dog alerted officers to narcotics, the affidavit said. The meth, estimated to be a pound, was in a glass container inside the black bag Huggett had with him, the affidavit said. Hautzinger said Pabloff should get a personal-recognizance bond because he was cooperative with law enforcement, while appearing to be less culpable because he merely gave Huggett a ride to Mesa County.