New Year's Eve Explosion Leads to Two Arrest
|Kevin Muisenga, 27, |
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Mesa County, Colo. -- An explosion on New Year's Eve at 284 28 1/2 Road lead to the arrest of Kevin Muisenga, age 27, of Grand Junction and Justin Mulloy, age 31, of Grand Junction for drug related charges to include the manufacture of hash oil.
At 3:19 pm on December 31, 2016, the Grand Junction Fire Department along with the Grand Junction Police Department and Mesa County Sheriff's Office responded to 284 28 1/2 Road after receiving several reports of smoke coming from the residence.
As law enforcement arrived, they spoke with Justin Mulloy. Mulloy told law enforcement, he and several others were attempting to produce marijuana concentrate (Hash Oil) using a "closed loop" system in the basement of the residence. As the product was being completed "something went wrong" and there was an explosion.
Muisenga, who had been transported to the hospital for treatment, told law enforcement he was attempting to produce marijuana concentrate for the first time. When the extraction was completed, the system was being disassembled, when he heard the sound of gas being released. Muisenga attempted to run out of the basement, but before could get out there was a large explosion.
|Justin Mulloy, 31|
MCSO Photo - 01/01/17
During the investigation of the explosion, several pounds of completed marijuana concentrate, over 100 marijuana plants, over 50 pounds of dried marijuana, and a gallon plastic bag containing dried mushrooms were found at the residence.
Mulloy was arrested and charged with Unlicensed Manufacture of Marijuana Concentrate, a class 2 felony; 4th Degree Arson, a class 4 felony; and Reckless Endangerment, a class 3 misdemeanor.
Muisenga was arrested and charged with Unlicensed Manufacture of Marijuana Concentrate, a class 2 felony; Possession with Intent to Distribute Marijuana (more than 50 pounds & more than 25 pounds concentrate), a class 1 drug felony; Possession with Intent to Distribute a Schedule I/II Drug, a class 2 drug felony; Cultivation of more than 30 Plants, a class 3 drug felony; Possession of a Schedule I/II Drug, a class 4 drug felony; Possession of more than 12 ounces of marijuana or 3 ounces of marijuana concentrate, a class 4 drug felony; 4th Degree Arson, a class 4 felony; and Reckless Endangerment, a class 3 misdemeanor.
Mulloy and Muisenga are being held at the Mesa County Detention Facility pending their first appearance in court. For updated bond information on any inmate currently in our detention facility, visit our Inmate Inquiry webpage.