Mammoth man arrested on MONET warrant

Eric Vandenhenden

Eric Vandenhenden

MONET narcotics warrant leads to arrest of a Mammoth Lakes resident

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

Within the past week, as part of a narcotics investigation, MONET agents, and the Mono County Sheriff’s Office, conducted a search warrant at a residence in the Town of Mammoth Lakes. During a physical search of the residence, MONET agents and Mono County Sheriff’s Deputies subsequently discovered and recovered: eighty five (85) ecstasy pills; five (5) pounds of marijuana; packaging materials and storage containers; written instructions on how to manufacture hash/wax; butane canisters and glass tubing used to manufacture hash/wax; and a couple thousand dollars in narcotics proceeds. This led to the arrest of one resident. He was transported and booked in the Mono County Jail in Bridgeport without incident.

Eric Vandenhenden, age 21, of Mammoth Lakes, CA, was arrested for possession of a controlled substance; possession of a controlled substance for sale; manufacturing a controlled substance; possession of marijuana; possession of marijuana for sale; and maintaining a residence to house and distribute narcotics.

All charges for this case are pending with the Mono County District Attorney’s Office.

Written and reported by: Jennifer M. Hansen, Public Information Officer


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16 Responses to Mammoth man arrested on MONET warrant

  1. Pedro February 16, 2014 at 3:46 pm #

    Good thing coffee is still legal, or making a cup of espresso would get you a “manufacturing” charge.

    • MajorTom February 17, 2014 at 10:02 am #

      Coffee, our number one gateway drug. And there are drug dens all over Main Street.

  2. BobK February 16, 2014 at 5:46 pm #

    As it should.

    • Pedro February 16, 2014 at 8:18 pm #

      My doctor recommended a Starbucks card. Surprised they didn’t charge him for not collecting TBID.

  3. Trouble February 16, 2014 at 8:29 pm #

    He should have waited a year or two and pot would be legal. The pills should be pushed by our pharmacies as the do now.

  4. Tinner February 17, 2014 at 7:59 am #

    Justin Bieber tough.

  5. Wayne Deja February 17, 2014 at 8:57 am #

    ….and if it is legalized,this will be the type of things going on….I guess it will be called “contributing to society” many people complain about others they feel are living off the Government,not doing their part,not working or paying you think these (alleged) dope dealers are claiming their profits on their 1099 forms come April 15th ? …and the last time I checked,ecstasy pills aren’t sold behind the counter of the drug store…

  6. Mongo the IDIOT! February 17, 2014 at 9:29 am #

    I’ll bet the Absinthe drinking impressionists never thought people would be screaming “hide the drugs, Monet is at the door!!”

    Eric looks sort of bright and personable to me, I’ll bet he goes far. At 21 he has quite a stretch of road ahead of him.
    I got $10 that says he learns to color between the lines, any takers?

    • Wayne Deja February 17, 2014 at 5:52 pm #

      Mongo….I’ll wait on your bet to see if he decides to do one of those “Mammoth drug lawsuits”,saying his rights were violated leading to his arrest…or if he’s going to try to claim that (alleged) 5 pounds of weed were his “personal use” ..and the ecstasy pills “weren’t his”…..

  7. Roy February 17, 2014 at 2:47 pm #

    Just another worthless doper trying to make easy money rather than getting a real job where he might have to work…

    • Rick O'Brien February 17, 2014 at 7:36 pm #

      What Roy said…I also believe he’s going for the “Russell Brand grunge” look. Maybe the judge will cut him some slack if he gets a shave and a haircut before court.

  8. chris carey-flores February 17, 2014 at 8:38 pm #

    I don’t take a lot of stock in what most of the regular posters here say, but come on folks, this isn’t a joke! Pot may be a “lesser” drug (whatever that is!), but Ecstacy??? Not funny!

    • sugar magnolia February 19, 2014 at 10:33 pm #

      I disagree….ecstasy is not a ‘major’ drug….you”re buying in to the hype. It takes the seratonin in your brain and floods your body for a few hours. If its ‘real’ stuff, (which is the problem with illegal drugs, you can never know what you’re actually getting), it’s not going to hurt you under typical use. Alcohol is more damaging. Although I think too frequent use of ecstasy can cause depression. as with all mind altering substances, responsible use is imperative.

      • Wayne Deja February 20, 2014 at 9:43 am #

        .sugar..Before anyone reads this,or sees it as not being a “major drug”,and from that info,maybe believing it and wanting to give it a try,ecstasy contains methamphetamine and hallucinogens…..which can cause anxiety,blurred vision,faintness,chills and sweating….tremors,seizures,heart failure….and death…maybe not a good idea to be handing out false information to others on a website……sugar….you want to pump illegal and dangerous drugs into your system,fine…do it,in the safety of your own home…not around others,and surely,not saying,in so many words,O.K. to do,as long as it’s done in moderation.

        • Benett Kessler February 20, 2014 at 10:40 am #

          Let’s make it totally clear – ecstasy is an illegal drug. Our news service does not support use of illegal drugs.
          Benett Kessler

          • chris February 20, 2014 at 12:31 pm #

            Thank you, Benett.


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