Hayden man wanted on meth charges arrested in Arapahoe County
March 14, 2011
Steamboat Springs — A Routt County man wanted on a dozen methamphetamine-related charges was arrested in Arapahoe County late last week.
The U.S. Marshals Service took Jamison Fjoser, 36, into custody Thursday. He was booked into Arapahoe County Jail on an outstanding warrant from Routt County.
On Monday, All Crimes Enforcement Team Cmdr. Marvin Cameron confirmed that Fjoser is the man local law enforcement officials targeted during a Jan. 29 raid of an alleged meth lab in Hayden.
Cameron previously had declined to provide the link to Fjoser and the raid. Besides the list of charges against him, all other information in Fjoser's case file have been sealed by a judge.
Police say the Jan. 29 raid yielded materials including lethal chemicals that are used to make meth as well as a garbage bag used to trap toxic gases produced in the meth-making process. Cameron said Fjoser was the only person living in the home at the time.
Last month, the 14th Judicial District Attorney's Office filed 12 charges against Fjoser, including manufacturing a Schedule 2 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 meth or amphetamine; conspiracy to commit possession of precursor for meth or amphetamine; and possession of 2 grams or less of meth. All of those charges are felonies.
Cameron confirmed Monday that a Saturday arrest in Craig also was related to the meth lab investigation. Lindsey Jo Aldrich, 22, was arrested by the Craig Police Department on charges of unlawful possession of materials to make meth; distribution, manufacturing, dispensing or sale of a Schedule 2 controlled substance; and attempted distribution, manufacturing, dispensing or sale of a Schedule 2 controlled substance.
Cameron said authorities think Aldrich bought some of the chemicals suspected to have been used by Fjoser in the meth lab. The Craig Police Department waited to arrest Aldrich until after Fjoser was in custody, Cameron said.
The investigation into the alleged meth lab continues, Cameron said.
Fjoser's rap sheet includes previous drug-related convictions. He 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 car.
In October 2006, Fjoser pleaded guilty to possession of chemicals with the intent to manufacture meth. 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.
Cameron said Fjoser will be transferred from Arapahoe County Jail to Routt County Jail sometime this week. He didn't have any more details Monday about how U.S. Marshals caught Fjoser.