Methamphetamine recovered in connection with two drug arrests

MONET operation leads to the arrest of two Bishop Men (press release)

The Mono County Narcotics Enforcement Team (MONET), with the assistance of the Mono County Sheriff’s Office and investigators from the Mono County District Attorney’s Office, concluded a narcotics investigation near Lower Rock Creek Road.

David Hale, Bishop

David Hale, Bishop

On the evening of Monday, March 17, 2014, at approximately 4:00 pm, MONET agents, along with the Mono County Sheriff’s Office and District Attorney’s Office, were following a lead regarding a methamphetamine distributor in Mono and Inyo counties. With information of a pending narcotics sale, MONET agents met with David Hale and Timothy Brooks at the parking area of the Paradise Lodge trailhead near Lower Rock Creek Road. Mr. Hale and Mr. Brooks were detained on scene.

After several alerts inside the vehicle by narcotics detection K-9, Tara, indicating the presence of narcotics, a physical search of the vehicle discovered and recovered an ounce of methamphetamine and a glass smoking pipe hidden in a wash mitten used in car detailing. Mr. Hale and Mr. Brooks were placed under arrest and transported to the Mono County Jail in Bridgeport without incident.

David Hale, age 30, of Bishop, was arrested for transportation of a controlled substance; transportation of a controlled substance for sale; possession of a controlled substance; possession of a controlled substance for sale; possession of controlled substance paraphernalia; and conspiracy to commit a crime.

Timothy Brooks, Bishop

Timothy Brooks, Bishop

Timothy Brooks, age 22, of Bishop, was arrested for transportation of a controlled substance; transportation of a controlled substance for sale; possession of a controlled substance; possession of a controlled substance for sale; and conspiracy to commit a crime.

Both Mr. Hale and Mr. Brooks are currently in custody with charges pending with the Mono County District Attorney’s Office.

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

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The Aggressive Progressive
The Aggressive Progressive
8 years ago

It’s a sad scene when you hear people say “it’s the cheapest I have ever seen it!” and then you have the people who say “glad to see the streets getting cleaner” so who is winning this battle? I see a society and American culture in decline more then anything… Read more »

Brian
Brian
8 years ago

Trouble, Monet has nothing to do with mammoth police. Correct me if I’m wrong but Monet has never been the subject of an investigation. unless you have specific facts, which I’m sure you don’t, why is it necessary to tear them down?

Trouble
Trouble
8 years ago
Reply to  Brian

Brian, your correct I should have said Mono Law Enforcement. Except for Tara, I’m sure she has a fine understanding of our civil rights.

Trouble
Trouble
8 years ago
Reply to  Brian

Bye the way Mr.Brian, freedom of speech rights gives me the rights to tear down just about any public official I want to . But to be far to you, I just want to say that I hate everything to do with the effects meth has done to our country?… Read more »

insider
insider
8 years ago

Obviously MONET is far more effective than INET regardless of staffing because INET sounds like they have the staff but not the skill, drive or desire. I just wish INET would do something… anything because there are plenty of “tweakers” in Bishop. Why is it that MONET makes 4x the… Read more »

Trouble
Trouble
8 years ago
Reply to  insider

Perhaps Monet has more supposed success because Mammoth Law Enforcement has now been proven to have little regard for peoples civil rights.

Reality Check
Reality Check
8 years ago
Reply to  Trouble

Trouble, I believe that you are confusing Mammoth Lakes PD with the Mono County Sheriff’s Department. To my knowledge, there are no court decisions or civil rights lawsuits against MLPD. The reason why they no longer have an officer in MONET is because their manpower was cut 40% due to… Read more »

sugar magnolia
sugar magnolia
8 years ago
Reply to  Trouble

Trouble…Been hitting the sauce a bit too much? .The MLPD hasn’t been involved in anything to do with civil rights complaints (that I’m aware of).

sugarmagnolia
sugarmagnolia
8 years ago
Reply to  sugar magnolia

In fact, they are one of the few LEOs that I still have respect for. They arrest people when appropriate, but they also treat people with respect. ie. they aren’t out there just looking to nail you. They’ll help you if they can….if you don’t let them help, then you’re… Read more »

BK
BK
8 years ago

Todd, I know of (not personally) the Mono county narcotics officer and from what I know there’s still only one guy for all of Mono county to include mammoth lakes. There used to be two but with the Mammoth lakes police departments budget cuts they pulled their guy out leaving… Read more »

Benett Kessler
Benett Kessler
8 years ago
Reply to  BK

Please use a moniker other than BK. I sign many of my replies like that because those are my initials.
Thanks, BK

Trouble
Trouble
8 years ago
Reply to  Benett Kessler

You can’t have Trouble either!

Garrett hall
Garrett hall
8 years ago

I forgot to say the investigator is a sheriff deputy

Garrett hall
Garrett hall
8 years ago

Since monet consist of one mono county investigator sounds like obenberget knows what he is doing.

Todd
Todd
8 years ago

Inyo should contract with MONET to help supplement the small INET unit. We have a ton of tweakers around here!

Tom O
Tom O
8 years ago
Reply to  Todd

Other way around buddy, Inyo county population is almost double that of Mono county.

Wayne Deja
Wayne Deja
8 years ago
Reply to  Todd

Todd…….If know of a bunch of tweekers in your area,especially the ones dealing the meth, what you should do is call the INET…..with names,addresses’ and vehicles,and they will check it out.

For higher?
For higher?
8 years ago

To bad the mono drug officers don’t work in into.or maybe they do but It could use a little cleaning. There’s way to many guys like these. Good job!

insider
insider
8 years ago

Thank you MONET for taking these two tweeters off the streets of Inyo county. Bennet, could you let us know if INET is still around?

Dumb Dumb Mongo
Dumb Dumb Mongo
8 years ago
Reply to  insider

Insider, I think “Tweeters” use a social media called Twitter, just as stupid as Tweek yet less harmful. These two are “Tweekers”. Tweekers use Tweek or Methamphetamine, a terrible drug that eats your teeth and causes all kinds of bizarre behavior that I am not allowed to mention here. http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=tweeker… Read more »

sugar magnolia
sugar magnolia
8 years ago

pretty hilarious that ‘tweeters’ got 9 thumbs up! I guess that shows how much people hate twitter around here!

Wayne Deja
Wayne Deja
8 years ago
Reply to  sugar magnolia

I was telling a fellow employee just today,when I get up in the morning and do whatever I have planned for the day,whether it’s working,going for a drive,fishing,shopping,whatever it happens to be…if between 8 A.M and 5 P.M.,if I don’t see at least one person either “tweeting” or texting or… Read more »

Eastern Sierra Local
Eastern Sierra Local
8 years ago
Reply to  Wayne Deja

I’ve never seen a citizen on their cell phone while driving; the biggest offenders I see are law enforcement- they’re ALWAYS on their phones while driving.

enoughalready
enoughalready
8 years ago

The streets of Bishop just got a little cleaner.
Good job guys!
Now go on out there and get some more.

Trouble
Trouble
8 years ago
Reply to  enoughalready

Truth be told, both these guys are probably already back out and on the streets already. Only the poor stay in beautiful system for long.

Tinner
Tinner
8 years ago

Good girl Tara girl, good girl!