Father, sons advised of charges

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The District Attorney's office has filed formal charges against three people arrested in Thursday's search of a suspected methamphetamine operation.

Judge Mary Lynne James this morning advised 48-year-old Chris Brown on a six-count complaint.

The charges include possession of materials to manufacture methamphetamine and possession with intent to sell a schedule II controlled substance -- both class-three felonies -- cultivation of marijuana and marijuana distribution -- class-four felonies, possession of more than one, but less than 8 ounces of marijuana -- a class-one misdemeanor -- and possession of drug paraphernalia -- a petty offence.

A conviction on the class-three felony charges carry as much as 32 years in state prison.

Brown and his sons, 20-year-old Dylan James Brown and 26-year-old Daniel Jacob Brown, were arrested in the raid on their home in the 600 block of Sandrock Drive Thursday. The raid occurred after a search warrant was obtained earlier that day by officers with the Grand, Routt and Moffat Narcotics Enforcement Team.

Both Dylan and Daniel Brown have also been charged with possession of more than one, but less than 8 ounces of marijuana, and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Police entered the Brown home at 2:30 p.m. Thursday.

A search by GRAMNET officers allegedly turned up 35 suspected marijuana plants varying in size from three inches to about two-feet tall, according to court documents.

Officers also found three folded papers, or "bindles," at least one of which tested positive on the scene for methamphetamine, while the bindles' total weight was estimated at more than 15 grams, documents allege.

The search also discovered equipment and materials in the garage officers believed to be used in methamphetamine production, while Daniel Brown allegedly told GRAMNET officers he had used methamphetamine and on occassion he received marijuana from his father.

The Browns are due back before James on Feb. 11.

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