A close-up of Sour Diesel plants in the flowering room at Colorado shop High Country Healing in Silverthorne in January 2015. (Helen H. Richardson, Denver Post file)

Father who teamed with son to rob Colorado pot shop gets 15 years

DURANGO — A Colorado man will spend 15 years in prison for helping his son rob a pot shop.

The Durango Herald reports that 44-year-old Joe Riley Griffith pleaded guilty in July to his role in the Jan. 31 crime. Police say 19-year-old Logan Griffith used a semi-automatic weapon to hold up Durango’s Rocky Mountain High dispensary and made off with $2,700 and some marijuana.

Authorities say they originally thought the older Griffith was a victim because he was tied up along with the dispensary employees.

Family members asked for leniency at Joe Griffth’s Monday sentencing. His older sister says Griffth has a history of drug use and struggled to measure up to his siblings.

Logan Griffith pleaded guilty three months ago and was given six years in the Colorado Youthful Offender Section.

Information from: Durango Herald