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Landlord discovers marijuana-growing operation

  1. jholmes800
    A homeowner renting out a property on Westbank Road was hoping to interest a buyer in the home, but instead he was shocked to discover his renter's elaborate indoor marijuana-growing operation.

    One of the renters of the home, Julia Lynn Jundt, 48, was arrested by the Two Rivers Drug Enforcement Team and the Garfield County Sheriff's Office on Nov. 30 for cultivation of marijuana, conspiracy to cultivate marijuana and possession of marijuana with the intent to distribute. Jundt's husband, Steven Jundt, may also face charges, although the case is still under investigation, Sheriff Lou Vallario said.

    According to an arrest affidavit, homeowner John Hazen was planning to show the three-story, light brown stucco home to a potential buyer when he discovered a room in the basement that was "sheetrocked over."

    "I was dumbfounded - it was a factory," he said.

    http://www.glenwoodindependent.com/article/20061210/VALLEYNEWS/112100040

Comments

  1. Trebor
    Do you kow, but I'm not sure that was legal. Isn't there some law that says if you're renting a premises, the landlord may not enter without you knowing?
  2. Micklemouse
    In Briton at least a landlord has to give 48 hours notice before visiting, not sure about Eire or anywhere else in the world ( this story is from Colarado, USA). This can sometimes change if a property is up for sale. Whaever, it's not as illegal as having a grow op, especially given that most contracts require the tenant to agree not to use the premises for illegal or business purposes...
  3. thegoodfight
    It isn't clear in the article what state this is in. Swim believe's that there is a law that protects the renter/leasee from entering without permission or prior notice. From swim's experience this is preached more than practiced in a lot of area (especially college towns).

    While the entry of the landlord may have been illegal, that doesn't negate the fact that there was a grow operation. If there had to be any type of maintenance, swim believe's the landlord has the right to enter within 24 hours of notice (whether it is verbal, posted on door or left on voicemail, or left with co-resident). Swim very much doubt's that this grow operation could have been cleaned up is such a haste if that were the case...
  4. Nagognog2
    If the property was entered without a 24 hour notice delivered to the holder of the lease - or longer depending on the state/county/lease - then anything found SHOULD not be admissible in court as evidence. Any half-assed lawyer would file a motion to suppress and win.

    In the meantime, it makes a good "Oh My GOD!!" shocker headline for the good Christians in Bumblast County.

    Here we go. Seems they are busy lil' beavers out there:

    http://www.ncjrs.gov/ondcppubs/publications/enforce/hidta2001/rocky-fs.html
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