Jack Colby sentenced to three years in jail

Jack Jerry Colby, 70, of Mammoth Lakes.

Jack Jerry Colby, 70, of Mammoth Lakes.

Jack Colby of Mammoth Lakes pleaded guilty Monday to one felony count of possession for sales of cocaine. Mono District Attorney Tim Kendall said the court sentenced Colby to three years in local prison. Colby also forfeited around $20,000 in cash and a 2003 Harley Davidson motorcycle valued at approximately $15,000.

Last September, Mono County Narcotics Task Force agents reported that they had worked with the Sheriff’s Department and Mammoth Police in an investigation involving the sale of cocaine in Mammoth. MONET served a search warrant at Colby’s home and arrested the then 70-year-old man on suspicion of sales of cocaine.

Mono DA Kendall said officers found over a pound and a half of cocaine that was mostly packaged in 417 individual gram baggies. Kendall also said that along with the cocaine, approximately $20,000 in cash, several motorcycles, Colby’s personal vehicle and his residence were seized “based on the belief that they may have been purchased with drug proceeds.”

Kendall said after a financial investigation, Colby had to forfeit the money and the Harley motorcycle. The other motorcycles, vehicle and residence were returned to Colby who will now turn himself in on April 26th. Kendall said Colby will not have probation or parole when he is done with his custody time.

In November, DA Kendall had explained that Colby faced the potential of a double sentence. He explained that if a defendant has a prior felony and is convicted of a new felony, the court can double the sentence of the new offense. In Colby’s case, if he had been found guilty of the drug charges in a trial, his earlier assault conviction could have caused a double sentence.

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Douglas Foley
Douglas Foley
9 years ago

If I remember right, big Jack will serve 65% of his time as Trustee in the Bridgeport CountryClub, where he’ll have bacon-n-eggs for brekfast, burgers/hobie sandwichs for lunch, ect. ect, and get paid $5 for ea. car he gets to wash ($5 is added to his books as Tip), big… Read more »

sierragrl
sierragrl
9 years ago

I have no problem whatsoever with this man being convicted of a crime and serving the sentence for that crime…however, I do have a problem with the confiscation of assets by the government with no accounting of those assets. Where do they go? How are they accounted for? The idea… Read more »

Benett Kessler
Benett Kessler
9 years ago
Reply to  sierragrl

I will get more on where asset funds go, but note that the Mono DA did conduct a financial investigation regarding whether or not drug proceeds paid for things. As a result, our story reports, the DA returned Colby’s personal vehicle, some motorcycles and his home.
BK

Big AL
Big AL
9 years ago
Reply to  Benett Kessler

If I remember right .. seized assets go toward their restitution for such things as the expense to house them, and any money spent on their conviction etc … ?

ferdinand lopez
ferdinand lopez
9 years ago

the time does not fit the crime,the damage this guy has done to the town is impossible to gauge,the same is to be said for any drug dealer,they dont care about the problems the drugs theyre selling does to others

Trouble
Trouble
9 years ago

I wonder how much time he will really do ? L.A. County lets none voilent people out without serving 20% of their time. Arizona makes people serve 85%.

Inquiring Minds
Inquiring Minds
9 years ago

I wonder how much time here really will serve?

Big Rick OBrien
Big Rick OBrien
9 years ago

What does 3 years in (local) prison mean ? I was under the impression that if you were sentenced to any term over one year, you did STATE time. It’s a total joke if this guy gets to do his time in Bridgeport, where they’ll just make him a trustee… Read more »

Benett Kessler
Benett Kessler
9 years ago

I’ll check with the DA, but I do know the State is no longer housing all of the inmates they used to.
BK

Big AL
Big AL
9 years ago
Reply to  Benett Kessler

Yes the state no longer take the load it was .. it is burdening the local counties with that load.