Following a trial in the federal court in Grand Junction, Stormy Griffith was found guilty on charges related to a large commercial marijuana operation near Cedaredge. He and his wife, Staci, are expected to be tried for state charges in Delta District Court this summer.
The federal jury found Stormy Griffith, 37, guilty on three counts -- conspiracy to distributed a controlled substance, possession with intent to distribute and felon in possession of a firearm. Griffith was indicted on felony charges after authorities seized 478 marijuana plants, 203 pounds of processed marijuana and 28 guns from his property on Cactus Park Road.
Two fatal accidents occurred in Delta County within a two-day span last week.
Casey Gillenwater, 25, of Delta was killed the afternoon of Wednesday, Sept. 13, in a single-vehicle rollover on Highway 133 outside of Hotchkiss.