Marijuana seized, pot grow and firearms

 

MONET warrant leads to arrests in the Bridgeport area

The Mono County Narcotics Enforcement Team (MONET), with the assistance of the Mono County Sheriff’s Office, concluded a warrant investigation in the Bridgeport area.

Within the past week, as part of a continuing investigation, MONET agents, and the Mono County Sheriff’s Office, conducted a search warrant at a residence in the Bridgeport area. During a physical search of the residence, MONET agents and Mono County Sheriff’s Deputies subsequently discovered and recovered: approximately 20 pounds of processed marijuana; 225 mature and immature marijuana plants growing inside and outside the residence; and multiple illegal firearms.

Jeffrey GreeneJeffrey Greene, age 50, of Bridgeport, CA, and Justis Daniels, age 43, of Big Sur, CA, were operating a marijuana cultivation facility inside Mr. Greene’s Justis Daniels_1residence. Mr. Greene stated he was under his legal rights of his medical marijuana card and as part of an LLC as the “farmer” for co-op marijuana stores in Mammoth Lakes and Los Angeles. Mr. Daniels was working under Mr. Greene to maintain the growing operation. Upon investigation, Mr. Greene’s medical marijuana card had expired and he had no legal documentation showing he was the “farmer” for the co-op marijuana stores. Both Mr. Greene and Mr. Daniels were placed under arrest and transported to the Mono County Jail in Bridgeport without incident.

Jeffrey Greene, age 50, of Bridgeport, CA, was arrested for possession of marijuana for sale and unauthorized cultivation and harvesting. All charges are pending with the Mono County District Attorney’s Office.

Justis Daniels, age 43, of Big Sur, CA, was arrested for possession of marijuana for sale; unauthorized cultivation and harvesting; possession of assault weapons; and possession of short-barreled rifles. All charges are pending with the Mono County District Attorney’s Office.

Written and prepared by Jennifer M. Hansen, Public Information Officer

 

 

 

 

14 Responses to Marijuana seized, pot grow and firearms

  1. Mark July 15, 2014 at 11:04 am #

    So the Mammoth pot shop buys their pot from criminals.

     
    • Wayne Deja July 15, 2014 at 5:37 pm #

      Mark….Back a few years ago, I knew a guy in the “business”,and he knew the owner of one of those medical “pot-shops”….and if this guy couldn’t get his girlfriend to pay the rent or overdue bills, he would regularly sell some of his weed for a discounted “I need the money quick” deal to this “doctor” and his “medical staff”…..so for someone to be selling their own marijuana,bought off the street,to these unsuspecting “patients” at the marijuana clinics,if they happen to offer a good price and need the money,is nothing new….and I’m sure that’s the case with the street dealers deeply invested in their “marijuana careers”…..buy it at a good price….or steal it…and then sell it for some quick cash to these “legal operations” and stores…..nothing new….

       
  2. Wayne Deja July 15, 2014 at 2:17 pm #

    Looks like the hammer comes down on these (alleged) dope dealers and growers….and liars….When they said they had a med. card,and then went on to say they were legal “farmers” for some of these legal “pot-shops”,didn’t they think LE would look into it and see if they were telling the truth about that or not ?…or just figure they would say “Oh…O.K…See you later …have a good day….sorry we bothered you “…and when the (alleged) illegal firearms were found,did these guys think their medical marijuana card was going to get them out of that one too ?….What’s that old saying ?…..I guess that’s why they call it dope……

     
    • Trouble July 15, 2014 at 5:36 pm #

      Wayne, it’s a herb and I’d like to know what you will call it when they legalize it next year? I wonder what our founding fathers called it?

       
      • George Washington July 15, 2014 at 9:34 pm #

        “Make the most of the Indian Hemp seed, and sow it everywhere!”

         
      • Wayne Deja July 16, 2014 at 12:19 pm #

        Ain’t going to happen next year….and when it finally does go to a ballot,I’m betting the states and their voters will see what it’s done in Colorado,not counting the extra money from taxes…….big increase in DUI’s,which means a danger to all that travel the highways…..decrease in people looking for work and able to keep a job….domestic violence increase,probably couples fighting with the wives and girlfriends tired of doing all the work and paying all the bills……family problems brought on by once good students turning into bums….By the time it does go to a vote here in California….maybe 2018,but more likely later than that,we’ll see what happens.

         
        • Bemused July 16, 2014 at 5:03 pm #

          Where DO you get this crap Wayne? Very Faux News-esque…

           
    • Trouble July 16, 2014 at 9:19 pm #

      Wayne, these guys are probably already out. The attorneys will proceed with their beagle legal baloney and these guys walk away with very light wallets. They are probably smoking some of their neighbors killer bud right now!

       
      • Wayne Deja July 17, 2014 at 12:23 pm #

        Trouble….Your probably right….Their girlfriends,wives or parents bailed them out,gave them a ride home,and the guys are laughing and giggling and getting stoned right this minute….while their above mentioned significant others are at their 9 to 5’s and paying the bills.

         
  3. tbone July 15, 2014 at 6:27 pm #

    Poor Wayne. Soon this plant will be completely legal in our state, tax revenues will soar, law enforcement and penal system expenditures will plummet, and you’ll have to find other topics to show off your punctuation skills. Frustrating for you, I’m sure — as it appears to be for MONET, who seems to be in a mad scramble to bust while they can.

     
  4. Clyde A July 15, 2014 at 7:09 pm #

    Keep up the war on weed! How much do we spend?
    Sorry Wayne, you need to be back in the 30’s defending prohibition. Oh ya you are very focused, only if it is drug related.
    How about alcohol, prescription drug or meth in your neck of the woods?
    Stop the war!
    Work on something which really damages our community’s! Be proactive rather than your usual bla bla bla!

     
  5. Brian k July 16, 2014 at 6:16 am #

    Good job! For those who say it should be legal, it is!!!! But follow the darn law. You can grow six mature plants, and posses multiple ounces for you “medical needs.” I have never read or heard about the sheriff’s department serving a search warrant and arresting anyone for a smaller grow than in the hundreds. I’m sure there’s other circumstances which brought attention to these guys.

    I have a recommendation myself but growing 225 plants, 20 pounds of processed, multiple assault weapons really? What else are these guys up to? I don’t wouldn’t want them as a neighbor, maybe you do Trouble, though I’m sure you’d nag them to death and they’d move away from you.

    Brian

     
  6. sugar magnolia July 16, 2014 at 8:23 am #

    I guess they would rather the dispensaries buy from the Mexican Mafia….

     
  7. Total Buffoonery July 17, 2014 at 8:23 am #

    The 420 highway will never be the yellow brick road. It’s naive to think law enforcement costs will go down just because marijuana is legalized. Legislation will need to be adopted, which will be defined through the court/legal system; laws enacted will need to be enforced, and if you look at our sister counties up north, they have marijuana grow compliance officers, And yes people are being arrested for non-compliance, because after all, for many the temptation to make an easy buck or to get rich quick instead of following the already lenient medical marijuana laws is too great a temptation; or is it just another symptom of a sub-culture gone wild. Judging by the remarks directed at Wayne, many of you support and defend the use of pot and look forward to the inevitable pot utopia, good for you. I think I’ll wait for the smoke to clear a little and see how the shake shakes out.

     

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