Police find Meth and Teenagers in Local Home; Three Arrested

By: KKCO Email
By: KKCO Email

Police bust into a downtown Grand Junction home and find meth and drug paraphernalia. Now three people are facing charges and neighbors say they're not surprised.

It happened at a home on Belford Avenue, Grand Junction police say that's where three people were getting high on meth.
The suspects are facing charges including possession of more than one gram of meth and drug paraphernalia, as well as child abuse charges. That's because one of the suspects teenage daughters was in the room right next door. Neighbors have been suspicious for a while and say they were glad to see police taking action.

Noel Daugherty says she always watches the house across the street, she says, “there's been some interesting characters coming in and out of the property.” So when she came home see saw her neighbors window had been broken and found out police had arrested three people, she wasn't exactly shocked.
Daugherty says, “I was a little surprised but I felt like it was a long time coming.”

Late Monday night two police cars sat outside Daugherty neighbor’s house, shining lights in windows. According to an arrested affidavit they busted in with a search warrant to find 46–year–old Roy Powell, 37–year–old Mary Southard, and 30–year–old Amanda Haynes in a room with an eighth of an ounce of meth, a glass pipe and a water bong. The affidavit says a 13–year–old girl was in the room next door and her 17–year–old sister came home to find swat on her front lawn.

Neighbors say it's sad for the girls but they were glad that police were there, and Daugherty says she'll continue to keep an eye on her neighborhood, and keep something else handy, some mace she says.

All three suspects remain behind bars Tuesday night; two on $15,000 bonds and one on a $5,000 bond. They're scheduled to face a judge next week.


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