Thursday, December 31, 2015

Busted: Two Caught Smoking Meth In Car, On 29 Road

Gerald Jordan, Jr., 21
MCSO PHOTO: Aug. 2015

Two With Criminal Record Caught 'Hot Boxing' In Car, With Meth

Mesa County, Colo. -- Gerald Jordan, Jr., 21 and Justus Ladage, 22, must have thought the side of 29 Road near the I-70 Business Loop overpass was a good place to stop the vehicle Justus was driving, and use suspected methamphetamine. That's where a patrol deputy located them while enroute to the desert via 29 Road, for an unrelated incident.

Last night just before midnight, Gerald and Justus, both of Grand Junction, were arrested on charges related to possession of meth and possession of drug paraphernalia. They were both booked into the Mesa County Detention Facility without incident.

Justus Ladage, 22
MCSO PHOTO: April 2014
During the towing process of the vehicle, deputies determined the VIN on the vehicle Justus was driving didn't match the license plate registration. Justus was booked on an additional charge related to the unassigned license plate on the vehicle he had been driving.

Since turning 18, Gerald has previously been booked 9 times into the Mesa County Detention Facility, primarily on contempt of court and failure to appear in court warrants. In June 2013, the Grand Junction Police Department arrested him on outstanding warrant(s) and possession of methamphetamine. Deputies arrested him on outstanding warrant(s) and new charges of attempting to influence a public servant and underage consumption of alcohol, in March 2014. Also, in September 2013, he was booked into jail on a bond revocation.

Justus, since turning 18, has been booked into the Mesa County Jail on 5 previous times, three of those bookings were for outstanding warrants related to failure to appear in court and/or contempt of court. In October 2014, Justus was booked into the Alternative Sentencing Unit/Work Release program to serve a sentence related to an original charge of driving while ability impaired. And, in October 2011, deputies arrested him on charges related to distribution of ecstasy, marijuana possession and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Both defendants are scheduled to appear in court for first arraignment this afternoon. To view updated bond amounts and current charges on any inmate currently in our jail facility, visit our Inmate Inquiry System webpage.