Michael Brown, 27, of Rifle and Swayde Jones, 35, of Delta are being held in the Montrose County Jail after traffic stops netted suspected methamphetamine and illegal weapons.
On March 23, Delta County Sheriff Deputy Dravecky contacted Michael Brown during a routine traffic stop in the 3500 block of Highway 133 near Paonia.
Brown was driving a vehicle that was allegedly weaving in and out of the proper lane. Deputy Dravecky noticed that Brown appeared to be intoxicated and, when asked, Brown failed to perform roadside maneuvers as a sober person would. He was placed under arrest. Subsequent to his arrest a large amount of methamphetamine was found in the vehicle. Brown is charged with possession and distribution of a class two substance (methamphetamine), driving under the influence of drugs, and failure to operate vehicle in single lane. He posted bond of $25,000, but was arrested again March 26.
On that day, at the request of the 7th Judicial District Drug Task Force, Montrose County Sheriff's deputies performed a traffic stop on a vehicle being driven by Swayde Jones on Highway 50 near Olathe. During the course of that traffic stop, several items of drug paraphernalia and approximately 16 grams of suspected methamphetamine were eventually seized, as well as 11 firearms that were found inside the vehicle. Two of the firearms were determined to have been previously reported as being stolen from another jurisdiction.
Jones and his passenger, Michael Brown, were arrested on various charges, including drug and weapons offense- related charges.
At the conclusion of the traffic stop, agents of the 7th Judicial District Drug Task Force applied for and were granted a search warrant for a storage unit that both parties were observed at just prior to the traffic stop. Upon executing that search warrant, further drug paraphernalia and suspected methamphetamine were seized, as well as two additional firearms, one of which was an illegal sawed-off shotgun. Charges are pending for the additional items.blog comments powered by Disqus