Battery call results in seizure of 17 marijuana plants in Montezuma

Battery call results in seizure of 17 marijuana plants in Montezuma

From the Las Vegas Optic

San Miguel County Sheriff’s deputies located a suspected marijuana grow operation while attempting to arrest a man wanted for striking his girlfriend with a belt, according to court records.

Ardell R. Cavitt, 53, of Montezuma, was arrested Oct. 10 and booked into the San Miguel County Detention Center on several charges, including possession with intent to distribute marijuana, bribery of a witness and aggravated battery.

Court records show that deputies responded to a home in Montezuma on Oct. 9 after a woman called police to say her boyfriend had struck her with a belt and threatened her when she said she was going to call the police.