Colby arraigned on felony possession and sale of drugs

Jack Jerry Colby, 70, of Mammoth Lakes.

Jack Colby of Mammoth Lakes appeared in Mono Superior Court on Monday for an arraignment hearing.

Mono District Attorney Tim Kendall said that Colby is charged with one felony count of possession of a controlled substance for sale and a prior 1993 strike conviction for assault with serious bodily injury. DA Kendall explained that if a defendant has a prior felony and is convicted of a new felony, the court can double the sentence given for the new felony offense. In the case of the charge against Colby, if found guilty he could receive 2, 3, or 4 years any of which would be doubled by the Court.

Last Thursday, the Mono County Narcotics Task Force revealed that they had worked with Mono County Sheriff’s Officers and Mammoth Police on a case that involved sales of cocaine in Mammoth Lakes. MONET agents said they served a search warrant and arrested 70-year-old Jack Colby on suspicion of sales of cocaine.

Agents seized more than $19,000 in cash which they allege is from narcotic sales. They also said they recovered scales, packaging materials, over one and a half pounds of cocaine, one gram of methamphetamine and a small amount of marijuana.

Colby’s preliminary hearing is now scheduled for September 19th. DA Kendall said the court set Colby’s bail at $30,000. At last report, Colby remained in custody at the Mono County Jail in Bridgeport.

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8 Responses to Colby arraigned on felony possession and sale of drugs

  1. Out with the trash September 15, 2012 at 9:42 pm #

    He is a mean old Goat!

  2. Tom September 13, 2012 at 8:06 pm #

    bltnmammoth–You know the guy?

  3. bltnmammoth September 12, 2012 at 2:04 pm #

    Oh, well – couldn’t have happened to a nicer guy! Mean old goat!

  4. sierragrl September 11, 2012 at 7:40 pm #

    70 years old…I guess now he’ll get his retirement with health care, housing, and food. Gotta get it somehow.

    • Jeremiah's Alter Ego September 13, 2012 at 2:50 pm #

      yeah its a sick system in society when we spend more on the people who go to jail and prison then we do on our kids and young adults education.

      • Trouble September 14, 2012 at 7:34 am #

        Alter Ego- you got that right. Our gov’t spends more on locking up our kids than educating them.

      • Tourbillon September 17, 2012 at 7:42 am #

        I agree that prison spending and over-incarceration in general are out of control. An unholy alliance of lock-em-up conservatives, prison guard unions, and the Democrats in Sacramento who are beholden to those unions and who not coincidentally, Puritans that they are, like to improve their fellow citizens by dictating too much minutiae of our personal lives, piling on ever more nanny state laws (don’t drink sodas, buy that health insurance, and no you may no longer eat foie gras, etc. etc).

        But, we do not spend more on prisons than on education. According to a report released a few weeks ago by California Common Cause:

        “The state now shells out more money from its general fund for the prison system than the higher education system. But when combined with K-12 education, the state’s overall education spending dwarfs its prison expenditures.”

  5. Trouble September 11, 2012 at 5:04 pm #

    Wow, Mammoth has a DA that’s allowed to talk to the press. I’m impressed.


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