Pueblo West man arrested for illegal marijuana grow

Mathew Schautteet / Pueblo County Sheriff's Office
Mathew Schautteet / Pueblo County Sheriff's Office

PUEBLO WEST, Colo. — A man was arrested after deputies found an illegal marijuana grow and hash oil operation in his home Monday morning.

The Pueblo County Sheriff’s Office said Mathew Schautteet, 32, was arrested around 11:30 a.m. Monday at his home on Knotty Pine Lane. During a search of his home, deputies found an unlicensed marijuana grow operation that contained more plants than allowed by state law. They also found an active butane hash oil operation.

Marijuana plants found in Mathew Schautteet's home. / Pueblo County Sheriff's Office
Marijuana plants found in Mathew Schautteet’s home. / Pueblo County Sheriff’s Office

The Colorado State Patrol Hazmat Unit was called in to help dismantle the hash oil operation.

Schautteet was arrested and charged with cultivation of marijuana, extraction of marijuana concentrate, and possession with intent to manufacture/distribute marijuana or marijuana concentrate.

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