Two more plead not guilty to marijuana growing operation
GLENWOOD SPRINGS, Colo. Two more people charged in a suspected basement marijuana growing operation at a Westbank Road residence pleaded not guilty Thursday.Julia Jundt, 49, pleaded not guilty to possession with the intent to distribute marijuana, conspiracy to sell or distribute marijuana and cultivation of marijuana. Adam Pratt, 21, pleaded not guilty to conspiracy to sell or distribute marijuana. Jury trials are scheduled to begin next year.Hana Jundt, 19, hasn’t entered a plea. Her attorney, public defender James Conway, requested a continuance. He said prosecutors haven’t yet produced a copy of an alleged letter to Hana instructing her how to care for marijuana plants. She’s charged with conspiracy to sell or distribute marijuana, possession of a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia.A 9th Judicial District Judge found on July 13 in 48-year-old Steven Jundt’s case that there was no misconduct in the search leading to the four arrests. The legality of the search conducted by the Two Rivers Drug Enforcement Team and Garfield County Sheriff’s Office had been challenged in a motion to suppress evidence. His case also appears to be heading for trial.The suspected 73-plant marijuana growing operation came to light when a landlord was showing prospective buyers the home. He noticed a portion of the basement that had been sheet-rocked over to look as if it were not there. He removed the sheet-rock and told authorities he found growing marijuana, which eventually led to the arrests.Authorities said the room could only be accessed through a hatch hidden in the closet of a room above. They also said they found a small quantity of psilocybin mushrooms.Contact Pete Fowler: 945-8515, ext. email@example.comPost Independent, Glenwood Springs Colorado CO
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