Thursday, May 15, 2014

Two Meth Arrests By Deputies On May 14

Deputy Finds Loaded Pistol In Waist Of Suspected Meth Dealer

Robert Dix, Jr., 58, of Grand Junction
Mesa County, Colo. -- During the pat down of a suspected methamphetamine dealer, by deputies in downtown Grand Junction yesterday night, a loaded .25 caliber pistol was found in the waist of Rick Sill. Deputies with the agency's Street Crimes Unit conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle about 9 p.m., in the area of 9th Street and Pitkin Avenue, Grand Junction. Rick was arrested without incident and booked into the Mesa County Detention Facility on:
  • Displaying and possessing a deadly weapon during an offense, on his person or within his reach
  • Possession of methamphetamine
  • Possession of drug paraphernalia
  • Possession of a weapon by a previous offender (Rick was convicted of three felonies in 1998 and one felony in 2005, according to court records)
  • Two traffic infractions
Before noon yesterday, deputies responded to a report of a "very loud argument" in the 600 block of Susan Street, Clifton. Deputies spoke with a woman and a male--identified as, 58-year-old Robert Dix, Jr. By court order, the adult female is a protected party from Robert and the court order also states Robert is not allowed be at the residence on Susan Street.

Rick Sill, 34, of Fruita
Robert was arrested on the violation of protection order and was found to have nearly 2 grams of suspected meth in his shirt pocket. Robert was booked into the Mesa County Detention Facility on the protection order violation and a charge of possession of methamphetamine.

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