Marijuana investigation in Mammoth

 

Scott Mack, 53

Scott Mack, 53

Recent MONET activity in the Town of Mammoth Lakes

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

On Friday, July 11, 2014, Scott Mack, age 53, of Mammoth Lakes, was arrested for sales and possession for sale, cultivation and production of concentrated cannabis. Mr. Mack was operating a marijuana lab in his place of residence where 127 marijuana plants and several pounds of processed marijuana was recovered and seized. Mr. Mack was taken into custody by Mono County Sheriff’s Deputies and transported to the Mono County Jail in Bridgeport without incident. All charges are pending with the Mono County District Attorney’s Office.

 

 

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Trouble
Trouble
7 years ago

It’s kind hard to blog on the Farmers Market and Weather Reports.

Benett Kessler
Benett Kessler
7 years ago
Reply to  Trouble

Weak excuse. BK

Trouble
Trouble
7 years ago
Reply to  Benett Kessler

No excuses, I really enjoy this!

Bob
Bob
7 years ago

My buddy was sitting outside a bar in Bridgeport when some locals said he smelled like pot. They proceeded to get on their cellphone and call the Sheriff. When their buddy cop showed up and asked my friend for I.D. the officer called him a city boy because he lived… Read more »

Wayne Deja
Wayne Deja
7 years ago
Reply to  Bob

Bob….In my humble opinion,Bridgeport is VERY tourist friendly….as long as your not doing something stupid or thinking all of Mono County is like Mammoth Lakes,where some can either try to,or is able to get away with just about anything,as long as they have money to spend there in town….Back in… Read more »

Bob
Bob
7 years ago
Reply to  Wayne Deja

I ran into someone else last night who was telling me they were in Rusty’s in Bishop and everyone there warned them to stay clear of Bridgeport because they are not tourist friendly.

Wayne Deja
Wayne Deja
7 years ago
Reply to  Bob

Bob….Once again,I don’t think it’s so much Bridgeport not being “tourist friendly”…..no matter what these people you are running into at the bars are saying….from the story you told in your above post,and this one too,I’m thinking maybe they just don’t want their quiet little town turning into a place… Read more »

Tom O
Tom O
7 years ago
Reply to  Bob

I doubt that story. Ive been up there every summer for over a decade. I have never heard or seen that. The folks up there are pretty open minded when it comes to all things green…..sounds like there’s more to the story than you are telling.Please stay away.

Pedro
Pedro
7 years ago
Reply to  Tom O

Guess you weren’t wearing a Burning Man tee shirt.

here we go
here we go
7 years ago
Reply to  Pedro

You seem to be confusing the folks of Bridgeport with law Enforcement. What the Sheriff’s Dept. does is in no way a reflection of how tourists are treated by the people of Bridgeport. Business owners and the other folks that live here do not pull people over, do not profile… Read more »

Wayne Deja
Wayne Deja
7 years ago
Reply to  here we go

Here we go…..Funny you used that name here,cause whenever there’s a drug bust in Mammoth,that is exactly what I say when I first read the story before anyone posts….”Here we go”….and it does seem when it happens ,some of the Mammoth puppets find a way to work in a ”… Read more »

Ken Warner
Ken Warner
7 years ago

You all seem to know an awful lot about drugs. Maybe you should pick another hobby.

Trouble
Trouble
7 years ago
Reply to  Ken Warner

It’s a herb Ken. I know a lot about a herb.

Wayne Deja
Wayne Deja
7 years ago

p ite….No telling what some of these (alleged) dealers put into their stashes to “spice em up”..I guess the thing going around now is the droplets of liquid to put in drinks or on food,which I’ve heard,in most cases,if it doesn’t make you high as a kite it makes you… Read more »

p ite
p ite
7 years ago

ok lets make some money foer the taxpayers dont destroy the goods sell them to colorado or washington, or donate to the people with drs cards

Total Buffoonery
Total Buffoonery
7 years ago

Lets not forget this guy was operating a drug lab which has inherent dangers of its own which also is why the fire department needed to respond. Another example of a drug culture gone wild and costing tax payers money. If this “cooker” was renting, now the landlord has to… Read more »

Trouble
Trouble
7 years ago

So now a pot farm for a Mammoth pot store is called a drug lab. What amazing images can be created by police press releases.

Total Buffoonery
Total Buffoonery
7 years ago
Reply to  Trouble

WOW! reached way out in left field for that one didn’t you Trouble. Last I heard manufacturing (operating an illicit drug lab) carried a 5 to 7 year sentence. Maybe you can rent him space in your garage for his next try; anything to help the pot cause.

Pedro
Pedro
7 years ago

TB,
You seem way out in right field. Yes, depending on what solvents were used, this could be fire hazard. No, this is not on same level as an amphetamine lab. Guess you come from same school that defines making hamburgers as manufacturing to make the economic reports rosier.

Total Buffoonery
Total Buffoonery
7 years ago
Reply to  Pedro

Well Pedro, I suppose the way some people grill, hamburgers could be as big of a fire danger as clandestine honey oil, PCP or meth labs. The toxic fumes and fire danger is a real threat in all clandestine labs because of the solvents used. These guys are not chemistry… Read more »

Trouble
Trouble
7 years ago

total-pots a herb and only brain washed monkeys in PD uniforms call it at drug now days.

Total Buffoonery
Total Buffoonery
7 years ago
Reply to  Trouble

Trouble: Cocaine, ephedrine (meth) and heroin, morphine ect, come from plants too. only people with a pro drug agenda would deny they are drugs. The herb argument is a poor one at best for a reason to promote marijuana! I say lets legalize it so you can feel better about… Read more »

Wayne Deja
Wayne Deja
7 years ago
Reply to  Trouble

Total Buff….That is EXACTLY was some want…..many say it here,right here on this site….legalize ALL drugs,saying drug abuse is a “victimless crime” and only hurting themselves and their own bodies…I’m thinking some would see it as a way to get high,stay high,and little anyone could say or do about it….some… Read more »

Benett Kessler
Benett Kessler
7 years ago
Reply to  Wayne Deja

People, why not talk about something besides marijuana. We’ve beat it to death. Benett

Reality Check
Reality Check
7 years ago
Reply to  Trouble

Trouble, Hemlock is a herb too.

Try making some Hemlock tea and see how that works out for you. I hear the high is really good and very long lasting!

cotton mather
cotton mather
7 years ago

The correspondence, Desert Tortoise, twixt the initials of your screen name at the infamous DTs suffered during withdrawal from intoxicants makes for an amusing coincidence. But I can see why you would so vehemently object to any and all forms of escape from people’s miserable lives. You would, I presume,… Read more »

MajorTom
MajorTom
7 years ago
Reply to  cotton mather

Is the use of caffeine morally condoned? I know several poor souls who simply cannot start their day without a cup of the Joe. Addicts and escapists certainly, but it elevates their tired bodies, lets them face the new day with increased vigor, and transforms them into more productive citizens.… Read more »

Desert Tortoise
Desert Tortoise
7 years ago

The stoners and their defenders are out in force today. Imagine a society where people didn’t feel they needed to become stoned to make it through the day. The real shame isn’t whether it is legal or not, it is how low people are willing to take themselves, how far… Read more »

The Aggressive Progressive
The Aggressive Progressive
7 years ago

Yeah Imagine a society where other people didn’t feel the need to tell other people how they should live their lives… If you put in the effort to try to understand those who you put down, then you would understand anybody and everybody is not exempt from addiction, in my… Read more »

Wayne Deja
Wayne Deja
7 years ago

What worries me,when looking into the future,say 25-30 years from now,when I probably won’t be around to see it,is how things seem to be shaping up here in our World…..the on-going problems with the middle-east…and now what seems to be maybe another “cold-war” with Russia in the making…young people today,in… Read more »

Benett Kessler
Benett Kessler
7 years ago
Reply to  Wayne Deja

Wayne, don’t worry. Deal with the present moment and maybe others will too. Have faith in those who hold the ethical standard and work on yourself. Benett

Trouble
Trouble
7 years ago
Reply to  Wayne Deja

Wayne- they, the old, said the same crap about the kids of the sixties and seventies. If we learned anything from those days, it’s don’t put all your faith in our government!

Ken Warner
Ken Warner
7 years ago
Reply to  Wayne Deja

Wayne: It’s going to be a different World 30 years from now. Pot won’t have any more to do with that than booze and butts have today. http://www.latimes.com/world/africa/la-fg-who-ebola-20140718-story.html International health officials warned Thursday that recent budget cuts have impeded the ability of the World Health Organization to respond to the… Read more »

Dean
Dean
7 years ago
Reply to  Wayne Deja

I’m less concerned about the leaders of “tomarrow” than I am about the impact your antiquated views will make on tomorrow. We’ve been at war for a long time.

We ran out of traditional opponents and started declaring war on things and ideas: Drugs, Poverty, Terrorism, et cetera.

2 cents
2 cents
7 years ago

Come to Colorado…no worries here 🙂

upthecreek
upthecreek
7 years ago

I wonder how much tax payers funds and resources were spent on this HUGE POT Bust in Mammoth?

and now they need to bring in the fire dept.

you all deserve a big pat on the back and bigger pensions.

At A Boy.

Govt. gone WILD…

Brian k
Brian k
7 years ago

The legislators have made it legal. But to posses that amount come on! He obviously is selling, probably to a mammoth lakes store, who then turns around ups the price and labels it medical grade. I don’t want my kids smoking weed and I don’t want him as a neighbor… Read more »

Pedro
Pedro
7 years ago
Reply to  Brian k

The citizens made it legal, and Mono LEO do bother a lot of people they shouldn’t.

Clyde A.
Clyde A.
7 years ago

The war on drugs will continue and will consume huge amounts of city, county, state and the Nations budget as long as money is poured into the machine that has evolved in this war. Marijuana has to be legalized now! Stop the cycle, how many people do we put in… Read more »

Labrador?
Labrador?
7 years ago

Marijuana Lab? Yeah, my dog ate my stash man.

dean
dean
7 years ago
Reply to  Labrador?

Hey now… he was cooking some serious marijuana in there. Imagine how many people MONET saved from fatal overdoses on his pure marijuanas. One time, a guy I knew in school… he smoked ONE marijuana and died. Amazing how deadly the stuff is. Smoke cigarettes until your lungs quit and… Read more »

The Aggressive Progressive
The Aggressive Progressive
7 years ago

The states that legalized the recreation use of, are now reaping the capital benefits that the cartels and people like this indulge in, but yet we still see our state and county districts wasting tax payer money for what? So we can expect to see some other sorry mug shot… Read more »