Mammoth man arrested on drug charges

– Press release from the Mono County Sheriff’s Office:

The Mono County Narcotics Enforcement Team (MONET), along with the assistance of Mono County Sheriff Deputies and the Mammoth Lakes Fire Department, concluded a warrant investigation in the Town of Mammoth Lakes.

Jacob Pellegrini

Jacob Pellegrini

On the morning of Wednesday, July 10, 2013, Jacob Pellegrini, age 29, of Mammoth Lakes, CA, was arrested for sales and possession for sales, cultivation, and chemical production of concentrated cannabis.

Mr. Pellegrini was operating a full marijuana lab in his place of residence where 98 plants and 5 grams of “wax” (marijuana hash manufactured via butane) were seized. Mr. Pellegrini was taken into custody by Mono County Sheriff Deputies and transported to the Mono County Jail in Bridgeport without incident.

Mr. Pellegrini is currently in custody with charges pending through the Mono County District Attorney’s Office.

 

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Bung
Bung
8 years ago

Ooooh that smell
Can’t you smell that smell

Wayne Deja
Wayne Deja
8 years ago

Hey,”Had To Comment”……If you read my post “before” you comment,you’d see I said some “THINK” if you had a med card,it’s a get-out-of-jail-free pass…NOT saying Law Enforcement will give it to you….That IS how a lot of cronic pot -heads think,and how some post here whenever someone is arrested for… Read more »

Big AL
Big AL
8 years ago
Reply to  Wayne Deja

Yeah a lot of misconceptions and crappy advise from people out there Wayne. A med card only allows you to possess it in the amount as prescribed. Everything else still applies, it’s still under the influence … behind the wheel .. etc … unless you’re in your house and not… Read more »

Wayne Deja
Wayne Deja
8 years ago
Reply to  Big AL

Big Al……Don’t know which one of the “misconceptions” I got a kick out of more….The ex-employee at my job thinking my boss couldn’t do nothing about him getting high before going to work,during work,and then thinking he couldn’t get a DUI while driving stoned after work,and then losing his job… Read more »

Progress Hornsby
Progress Hornsby
8 years ago

It’s interesting how one can instantly tell those who have smoked the weed and those who never have. All things considered, I think it would be no problem to follow the states that have already legalized the weed. Legalize the demon weed Tax the hell out of it A win-win… Read more »

Desert Tortoise
Desert Tortoise
8 years ago

And too darn bad for the honest people who don’t wish to be forced to have to put up with the human detritous who use drugs. Yep, lowest common denominator, no standards, no self respect, no self restraint, do whatever you want to do. What a bunch of miserable losers.

J-Frog
J-Frog
8 years ago

The honest people already have to put up with it? Why can’t we bypass these feelings of getting rid of the people who use drugs off the face of the planet (throwing them in jail) when we know that rarely works for anybody, being thrown in jail usually has adverse… Read more »

J-Frog
J-Frog
8 years ago
Reply to  J-Frog

Yeah I should proofread before I submit, But back to my radical point’s, something is really wrong when it looks like having to house criminals is more important to OUR Gov’t then housing our elderly or housing our kids education? I mean what the heck? Not to mention we have… Read more »

Tourbillon
Tourbillon
8 years ago
Reply to  J-Frog

“The last thing anybody should be doing today is taking blind dedication to the statements of supposed authority!”

Uniquely put, but quite right, J-Frog. Remember it next time you post on global warming.

J-Frog
J-Frog
8 years ago
Reply to  Tourbillon

Okay Tourbillon, Global Warming or Climate Change? But okay you have a point. When I comment on something like climate change and have experts to support how I feel about the outcome of our daily lives,I jump all over it, I’m no expert and my views are still forming to… Read more »

Big AL
Big AL
8 years ago
Reply to  Tourbillon

Yes Tourbillon I agree … Jerry has some good points, yeah a lil radical .. but then that is what it takes sometimes to counter the bullshit of “Supposed authority” and yeah … next time we get into the global warming thing .. some lessons can be learned.

Big AL
Big AL
8 years ago
Reply to  Tourbillon

Jerry focus that passion brother in a direct winning way.

Desert Tortoise
Desert Tortoise
8 years ago
Reply to  J-Frog

Dance around it all you want but you still haven’t answered my question? Why should I lead an honest and disciplined life and be forced to live among drug abusing dregs? Why should I have to have my life and that of the community I live in degraded by drug… Read more »

Civility uber alles
Civility uber alles
8 years ago

ANSWER ME!
ANSWER ME NOW!
ANSWER ME CORRECTLY!
DO AS I SAY!

You are too funny, Desert Tortoise.

: >

J-Frog
J-Frog
8 years ago

All due respect Desert Tortoise, I will directly answer your question, I could care less how vulnerable my answer may be, It’s my honest opinion! Why should you care when your doing all you can to support your very own existence and you worry about decisions others make whether they… Read more »

dean
dean
8 years ago

>Dance around it all you want but you still haven’t answered my question? This is not a queston. >Why should I lead an honest and disciplined life and be forced to live among drug abusing dregs? You can’t make an argument against legalizing marijuana that is based in science and… Read more »

J-Frog
J-Frog
8 years ago

I love it dean! Awesome counter!

Big AL
Big AL
8 years ago

No DT .. you don’t turn a blind eye .. we need to make a difference against the abuse the junk we see around us … but you can’t also look without compassion. Without compassion, how do we change things .. yeah we can hammer down and condemn them all,… Read more »

HadToComment
HadToComment
8 years ago
Reply to  J-Frog

I agree. There are millions of honest, hard working people who smoke it regularly. What does putting them in jail solve? We tried locking them all up but we just can’t. There are more than 3/4 of a million people arrested every year for possessing a plant. This hasn’t curbed… Read more »

Ken Warner
Ken Warner
8 years ago
Reply to  HadToComment

I agree with you. And you’ve clearly described the results of an apathetic, uninformed electorate.

Real change has to start with the people and they are too busy watching “Reality TV”.

Bung
Bung
8 years ago
Reply to  HadToComment

@Had-to-comment,
Psilocybin, Mescaline, Opium and Cocaine all come from plants; does that make them OK?

Big AL
Big AL
8 years ago
Reply to  HadToComment

HeHe good point HadToComment … The system is all about imprisonment .. atonement for sins, it has nothing to do anymore with what is right or wrong. It shows in how it all works now. But of course, they say … justice is blind, and there are no gray areas.… Read more »

Big AL
Big AL
8 years ago
Reply to  J-Frog

You got it Jerry … fear

Ken Warner
Ken Warner
8 years ago

Right on DT — I’m with you 100% All drugs should be banned — TV, cell phones, cigarettes, alcohol, money, fast cars, consumerism, religion of all kinds and most of all, willful ignorance.

Tourbillon
Tourbillon
8 years ago
Reply to  Ken Warner

Have it your way Ken, and most of all, we’re going to miss you.

J-Frog
J-Frog
8 years ago
Reply to  Ken Warner

So you can’t explain or defend the true stats of a terrible situation getting worse, but yet continue to support the policy’s and protocol that leave us with terrible outcomes??
Your idea of America sounds like North Korea Ken!

Beyond the customary scope
Beyond the customary scope
8 years ago
Reply to  Ken Warner

I like the way you think, Ken Warner. But prepare yourself for the usual “thumbs-down” nonsense for presenting facts beyond their normal scope. : ) The angriest and most numbed-out in our society today don’t like alternate points of view and prefer instead to demonize and criticize things they willfully… Read more »

Big AL
Big AL
8 years ago
Reply to  Ken Warner

Sarcasm eh?

Big AL
Big AL
8 years ago

Good thing you have a soap box to stand up there on DT and pass judgement on the low life with no compassion. I wonder who is the real loser?

anonymous
anonymous
8 years ago

legalize marijuana? that’s what you all want right? sounds like a plan, we should allow for all of the marijuana users to drive our kids school buses, be our kids teachers, and work in the health field. its so legit and legal right?

J-Frog
J-Frog
8 years ago
Reply to  anonymous

anonymous that is not what everybody wants, why do you say we should allow for all marijuana users to drive our kids school buses, etc.? Enough with your status quo fear mongering, we would still hold up those jobs to the same standards for those fields currently have, at least… Read more »

Trouble
Trouble
8 years ago
Reply to  anonymous

Ya Anonymous- but It’s o.k. to close the bar every night.

tiff
tiff
8 years ago
Reply to  anonymous

Um…not sure if you got the memo, but alcohol is legal, and you can’t drive a school bus while intoxicated. There are still rules, even though it’s legal. Your point, sir, is moot. Moot, I say.

J-Frizzle
J-Frizzle
8 years ago

Cannabis? Gee whiz law enforcement cut your losses already and go after the more dangerous substances that you are also losing so greatly at. False sense of accomplishment!

Big Rick OBrien
Big Rick OBrien
8 years ago

I gotta go…Duck Nation is on…

Big AL
Big AL
8 years ago

Happy … Happy … Happy

KK
KK
8 years ago

What is up with his mug shot!!!!

Dingo
Dingo
8 years ago
Reply to  KK

A face only a mother could love.

ferdinand lopez
ferdinand lopez
8 years ago

99 plants is a friggin harvest,youd have to be the incredible hulk marley to need that much weed,put down the bong and pick up a granola bar

Wayne Deja
Wayne Deja
8 years ago

Ferdinand……This is just a guess,but I’ll bet,with 99 plants,he just could be selling, just like 99 % of those that have those med.cards do.THAT is what that prop vote has allowed…..a way for some to grow dope,sell dope,not work,and not pay taxes….but guess as long as the people of the… Read more »

J-Frog
J-Frog
8 years ago
Reply to  Wayne Deja

Well Wayne, you say “as long as people are dumb enough to vote and allow it”. Beyond anybody’s personal agenda or bias’s, cannabis/THC does help the sickly ill, a lot better then some of the synthetic pharmaceuticals that help a little and give you more side effects and hence have… Read more »

Wayne Deja
Wayne Deja
8 years ago
Reply to  J-Frog

J Frog…I probably should have stated it different…..When I voted “yes” on the prop back a few years ago,I figured it was a good thing to help those with serious medical issues that people claimed marijuana made it easier to deal with for them…what it was meant for.But who knew… Read more »

J-Frog
J-Frog
8 years ago
Reply to  Wayne Deja

Yeah it has become far from the intended patient. And a bigtime LOL to the “sore knuckles” and “ingrown toenail” reference 🙂 I have heard it from the some individuals (with the minor reasons of medicinal need) that have a pot card that they vote no on the legalize theme… Read more »

HadToComment
HadToComment
8 years ago
Reply to  Wayne Deja

Where do you get this >and thinking if your driving and in possession and high as a kite,Law Enforcement will see the med card and choose not to deal with it. I’m sure any of the local law enforcement would disagree with you. They will arrest you if your high… Read more »

Small Town Girl
Small Town Girl
8 years ago

Jacob, You have a magnificent beard, Sir.

Mark
Mark
8 years ago

100% guilty of worse mug shot this year 😉

Dingo
Dingo
8 years ago

Good grief, 98 plants? Greed will bite you in the butt every time.

I've done some growing
I've done some growing
8 years ago
Reply to  Dingo

The pot doc in mammoth writes recommendations to legally grow 99 plants. I would like to know if this 99 plant permit is truely legal? Making wax hash isn’t illegal regardless of the danger if the guy had a pot card. MONET obviously found evidence of sales. If a guy… Read more »

that dude
that dude
8 years ago

The state ruled plant limits unconstitutional, and making wax is illegal using a solvent extract such as butane. Do some research before sharing your uneducated opinions. Prohibition is such a waste of life, money, and time. Its just pot, people are way more dangerous on alcohol, why don’t they go… Read more »

calling out the dude
calling out the dude
8 years ago
Reply to  that dude

Share the source of your claim dude

calling out the dude
calling out the dude
8 years ago
Reply to  that dude

Looks like the dude might be right however I can go down to Pharmacy on Santa Monica Blvd right now and buy all the ear wax hash I want. Kinda odd how it’s illegal to make but you can buy it at many pot shops. Either way, people that sell… Read more »

Desert Tortoise
Desert Tortoise
8 years ago

The end users aren’t any better, but the honest and hard working people are forced to share their communities with this human detritous, both buyer and seller. I shake my head at it all.

HadToComment
HadToComment
8 years ago

Yeah people who sell stuff for a profit are losers. Why should anyone make money for selling anything? Where’s the compassion.

Tim
Tim
8 years ago

People should be concerned about his making Wax. I’ve seen two building explosions because of that.

Mark
Mark
8 years ago
Reply to  Tim

People should be more concerned with grease fires in their own kitchens. I’ve seen hundreds of homes burned down from that 🙂

Trouble
Trouble
8 years ago
Reply to  Tim

What is wax?

GreenMammoth
GreenMammoth
8 years ago
Reply to  Trouble

Cannabis Concentrates 101 When humans learned that the Cannabis plant’s sticky resin glands contain the highest concentrations of active ingredients, the first cannabis concentrate was made and it was called hashish. Most hashish manufacturing techniques remain primative, like sieving through mesh nets or thrashing dried plants and collecting what falls… Read more »

GreenMammoth
GreenMammoth
8 years ago
Reply to  GreenMammoth

by: Dr Scott D Rose

What to do
What to do
8 years ago
Reply to  GreenMammoth

Legalize it.
Grow it.
Sell it.
Tax it.
Problem solved.

Wayne Deja
Wayne Deja
8 years ago
Reply to  What to do

What to Do….I know of people with a med card that “grow it” and “sell it”…to whoever happens to want it,because of the safety-net of the med card….never asked them,but my bet is they don’t report their profits to the IRS when April 15th rolls around.The only way your theory… Read more »

GreenMammoth
GreenMammoth
8 years ago
Reply to  What to do

“but my bet is they don’t report their profits to the IRS when April 15th rolls around.” If someone wants to grow and posses marijuana under their physicians recommendation just to sell on the Black Market there should be a punishment by law in place, but that’s a flaw in… Read more »

Trouble
Trouble
8 years ago

Sounds like he is cutting in on the legal pot shops right down the street. Ain”t that America !

ferdinand lopez
ferdinand lopez
8 years ago

where do these people come from and what in the hell is coming out of his beard

observer
observer
8 years ago

I think it’s either mounthroids or he’s sticking his tongue out. Either way it’s a very intelligent look.

Wayne Deja
Wayne Deja
8 years ago
Reply to  observer

Observer… I think it’s him sticking his tongue out….probably at all the idiots (including myself) that voted yes on the prop that allowed for “medical marijuana”..and what will eventually allow him to have his charges dropped, walk away from jail, and go back to his pot plantation.

Steve
Steve
8 years ago

Now that is a mug shoot.