Police believe the domestic disturbance that ended in a police standoff Sunday evening in Johnstown may have been caused by an illegal marijuana grow that included 101 plants, six pounds of the drug and a great deal of hash oil.
Police arrested Carl Sidwell, 35, on suspicion of third-degree assault and felony menacing outside his home at 487 Homestead Lane in Johnstown. The arrest came after a three-hour standoff that included officers and vehicles from four northern Colorado police agencies. According to affidavits for his arrest, Sidwell got into a fight with his roommate, who was in the process of moving out of the house, and pointed a loaded gun at his face, then punched him. When police responded to the scene, Sidwell remained inside the home with the gun and refused to come out.
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According to a second affidavit for Sidwell’s arrest recently made public, the argument between the two men started as a result of an illegal marijuana grow Sidwell operated in the home. The affidavit did not elaborate on how the suspected grow caused the fight, however.
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After Sidwell’s arrest, police obtained a search warrant for the house, and discovered more than six pounds of dried marijuana inside, 119 grams of hash oil, and 78 yellow tablets in a refrigerator, which also contained hash oil. Officers also found about 30 potting containers, as well as six large plants in an unattached greenhouse behind the home.
According to the report, police were unable to find any documentation that Sidwell had a license to grow marijuana or was a medical marijuana cardholder.
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