Routt County man charged with making meth

Drug task force commander won’t confirm link to Hayden bust

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— The Routt County District Attorney’s Office has filed 12 charges against a local man who police say manufactured and sold methamphetamine, but officials will not confirm whether the suspect is the same man accused of operating a meth lab raided in Hayden on Jan. 29.

The charges filed last month against 36-year-old Jamison Fjoser do not specifically state how or where the crimes took place, just that they happened in Routt County. All the other documents in Fjoser’s case file, including an arrest warrant, have been sealed by a judge. The file has been that way since it was created on about Jan. 31. Fourteenth Judicial District Chief Deputy District Attorney Rusty Prindle said he could not discuss the contents of the case file because they were sealed.

All Crimes Enforcement Team Cmdr. Marvin Cameron, who headed the raid on the Hayden home at 340 E. Jefferson Ave., reiterated Tuesday that he would not release the name of the suspect, who rented the house.

“At this point I can’t say anything,” Cameron said.

Cameron said police have asked for help from other law enforcement agencies in locating the suspect. The tenant was not home during the raid, and police said they think he has since gone into hiding.

Recovered materials from the raid along Hayden’s busiest street included what police say are lethal chemicals used in the making of meth and a garbage bag used to trap toxic gases produced while making meth.

Routt County Sheriff Garrett Wiggins has said the tenant’s criminal history includes drug convictions.

Fjoser previously has been con­­­­victed of drug-related crimes, according to court documents.

Fjoser was arrested in March 2005 after Steamboat Springs Police Department officers reported finding 11 grams of crystal meth, two syringes filled with liquid meth and leftover chemicals from making meth during a search of Fjoser’s vehicle.

In October 2006, Fjoser pleaded guilty to possession of chemicals with the intent to manufacture methamphetamine. He was sentenced to four years at the Correctional Alternative Placement Services program in Craig.

Fjoser also was convicted of a drug crime in 2006 in Arapahoe County, according to the most recent charges filed against him.

Seven of the new felonies filed against Fjoser by the

District Attorney’s Office state that the crimes occurred between Dec. 1 and Jan. 29. Those charges are manufacturing a Schedule 2 controlled substance, distribution of a Schedule 2 controlled substance, possession of chemicals or supplies to manufacture a Schedule 2 controlled substance, conspiracy, possession of precursor for methamphetamine or amphetamine, conspiracy to commit possession of precursor for methamphetamine or amphetamine, and possession of 2 grams or less of methamphetamine. Another felony conspiracy charge alleges that on about Feb. 10, Fjoser conspired to sell or distribute methamphetamine.

A list of witnesses is included with the charges filed against Fjoser. Witnesses include Cameron, Hayden Police Department’s Gordon Booco and Ed Corriveau, West Routt Fire Protection District emergency responders, Colorado State Patrol hazardous material technicians and Routt County Sheriff’s Office officials.

No phone number is listed for Fjoser. A search of public records did not list a physical address for Fjoser in Hayden, but Fjoser did list a Hayden post office box as his mailing address in a marriage license late last year, according to the Routt County Clerk and Recorder’s Office.

— To reach Matt Stensland, call 970-871-4247 or e-mail mstensland@SteamboatToday.com

Comments

guerilla 3 years, 1 month ago

Good news. Now this guy can cost tax payers $40,000 dollars a year and become a meth manufacturing professor while doing time in the penitentiary. Crooks of all shapes and sizes will have a new career possibility when they get paroled and cant get a normal job. The newly graduated meth cooks will also learn other tools of the trade while incarcerated; Right to remain silent, theft, gang life and of course, violence.

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