An investigation into the sales of marijuana and cocaine in Mammoth Lakes and Bishop has led to the arrest of four adults and two juveniles. Charges range from possession of cocaine and marijuana to possession for sale. Officers seized almost 3 ounces of marijuana and one and a half ounces of cocaine.
During the last week in April Mono Narcotic Enforcement Team or MONET agents served a search warrant in Mammoth Lakes with the help of Mammoth Police and Mono County Sheriff’s deputies. They arrested 18 year old Damien Franke of Mammoth, for being under the influence of a controlled substance. Jose Tellez-Martinez, 19 of Bishop, was arrested for possession of cocaine for sale. Steven Saulque, 22 of Mammoth, was arrested for possession of less than 1 ounce of marijuana, for being under the influence of a controlled substance and violation of probation. Rene Rodriguez, 30 of Bishop, was arrested for possession of cocaine for sale.
Two of the people arrested were juveniles. From these arrests, agents recovered almost 3 ounces of marijuana and almost one half ounce of cocaine.
As the investigation continued, MONET agents with the help of Bishop Police, served a search warrant the same day at a Bishop home. This search resulted in the arrest of a Bishop resident and the recovery of almost 1 ounce of cocaine.