Pair arrested with plethora of drugs

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

On the evening of January 11, 2014, at approximately 10:50 pm, Mono County Sheriff’s Deputies conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle traveling northbound on Hwy 395 near Walker.

Braden Marsh

Braden Marsh, age 22, of Escondido, CA, and passenger, Merissa Sanchez, age 18, also of Escondido, CA, were stopped by deputies on northbound Hwy 395 near Hackney Drive in Walker for speeding. As deputies approached the vehicle, a strong odor of marijuana emitted from the vehicle. Both Mr. Marsh and Ms. Sanchez were asked to exit the vehicle. Upon a vehicle search, a black purse was located under the rear passenger seat floor board containing over three hundred (300) grams of concentrated cannabis candies; four (4) grams of concentrated cannabis wax; nine (9) grams of psilocybin mushrooms; two (2) blotter tabs of LSD; five (5) capsules of ecstasy; seven (7) grams of marijuana; a digital scale; multiple plastic packaging bags; and a glass pipe. Located along the center console of the vehicle, two (2) large glass bongs were also recovered. Mr. Marsh and Ms. Sanchez were arrested and transported to the Mono County Jail in Bridgeport without incident.

Merissa Sanchez

Braden Marsh, age 22, of Escondido, CA, was arrested for possession of a controlled substance; possession of a controlled substance for sale; transportation of a controlled substance; possession of concentrated cannabis; possession of marijuana for sale; and possession of marijuana while driving. Mr. Marsh is currently in custody at the Mono County Jail.

Merissa Sanchez, age 18, of Escondido, CA, was arrested for possession of a controlled substance; possession of a controlled substance for sale; transportation of a controlled substance; possession of concentrated cannabis; and possession of marijuana for sale. Ms. Sanchez is currently in custody at the Mono County Jail.

All charges for Mr. Marsh and Ms. Sanchez are pending with the Mono County District Attorney’s Office.

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Charlie
Charlie
8 years ago

I think all law enforcement in the Eastern Sierra should just pack it up for a few months and just let us all sort it out on our own. If these brutish cops would just leave all of the poor drug users alone, we’d have a much better place to… Read more »

ferdinand lopez
ferdinand lopez
8 years ago

how can you thumbs down a x-mas song

ferdinand lopez
ferdinand lopez
8 years ago

and a partridge in a pair treeeeeeeeeeeee

Yacht Rocked
Yacht Rocked
8 years ago

Why does “Hot Debate. What do you think?” and “Well-loved. Like or Dislike.” keep showing up on so many posts here. Is this a software feature, bug, or deliberate human-induced annoyance?

Benett Kessler
Benett Kessler
8 years ago
Reply to  Yacht Rocked

It’s part of the comment software.
Benett Kessler

el santo
el santo
8 years ago
Reply to  Benett Kessler

What is a “plethora”?

I looked it up.

http://youtu.be/-mTUmczVdik

JeremiahJoseph
JeremiahJoseph
8 years ago

This is sad, and it makes me mad to hear people say these people deserve to be in prison because the policy’s and procedures are not leaving less drugs on the street, if you haven’t noticed, they have become easier to make and more potent, drug use should be looked… Read more »

enoughalready
enoughalready
8 years ago

“Pair Arrested with a Smorgasbord of Drugs”
I guess they did not know of the hassel free Smith Valley cut-off or the eastside
by-pass.
What a parade we have on 395. Keep the clown cars coming.

Charles O. Jones
Charles O. Jones
8 years ago
Reply to  enoughalready

There’s another hassle free way that’s much simpler – don’t drive impaired, don’t carry a plethora of illegal drugs and don’t break the speed limit.

Wayne Deja
Wayne Deja
8 years ago

…They probably already hired a lawyer and planning a “lawsuit” against the County…

Pedro
Pedro
8 years ago
Reply to  Wayne Deja

Wayne, have a problem with people defending themselves in court?

Dude
Dude
8 years ago

Girls just want to have fun!

Trouble
Trouble
8 years ago

Do these kids really belong in prison?

Tinner
Tinner
8 years ago
Reply to  Trouble

YES!

Trouble
Trouble
8 years ago
Reply to  Tinner

Why? Do you feel safer ? At forty thousand a year we ought to be sending them to college.

Desert Tortoise
Desert Tortoise
8 years ago
Reply to  Trouble

Yes they do.

Benett Kessler
Benett Kessler
8 years ago

Please, people. Innocent until proven guilty. Don’t want to try them here.
Benett Kessler

Pedro
Pedro
8 years ago
Reply to  Benett Kessler

Why would SW use “plethora of” in this headline? Sounds like a plethora of hyperbole on your part. Besides the cannabis, there is 2 doses of LSD, 4 doses of mushrooms, 5 doses of “ecstasy”. I don’t consider three substances in personal use amounts a “plethora”. Possible DUI is the… Read more »

Bob Todd
Bob Todd
8 years ago
Reply to  Pedro

Pedro – I wrote that headline and stand by it, despite some opinions that there was not a “plethora” of drugs. I count three types of cannabis, LSD, mushrooms and ecstasy – yes, I consider that an abundance of drugs for a trip (pun intended) to Tahoe or wherever. Hyperbole… Read more »

Trouble
Trouble
8 years ago
Reply to  Pedro

What’s Todd going to report about when all these dangerous drugs are considered legal?

Benett Kessler
Benett Kessler
8 years ago
Reply to  Trouble

He’ll report on what’s news!
Benett Kessler

Wayne Deja
Wayne Deja
8 years ago
Reply to  Pedro

Bob Todd….You have to understand,for some,if it’s to be considered a “plethora” of drugs in ones vehicle,it has to be an amount with the weight of a 12 foot overhead camper in order to warrant a search and arrest….or even a reason for LE not look the other way….and it… Read more »

Mongo The Idiot
Mongo The Idiot
8 years ago
Reply to  Benett Kessler

I am impressed BK; you possess a rare combination of kindness and wisdom in your editorial skills. Your demarcation line is quite a bit wider than the big news groups. For me, it keeps the story interesting by leaving a lot more of the human side open for discussion but… Read more »

Desert Tortoise
Desert Tortoise
8 years ago
Reply to  Trouble

You went so low so early in life. A sad commentary.

Pedro
Pedro
8 years ago

DT, you went so condescending late in life. A sad commentary.

Bemused
Bemused
8 years ago
Reply to  Trouble

Somewhat debatable, but probably not.

Trouble
Trouble
8 years ago

Sounds like my prom night in the 70’s.

Plethora my eye
Plethora my eye
8 years ago

Barely enough to get through a Cheech and Chong album collection.

Big Rick OBrien
Big Rick OBrien
8 years ago

The ” mules” never learn, do they ?

Mongo The Idiot
Mongo The Idiot
8 years ago

LSD? Mushrooms? Naughty, Naughty, Naughty… Definitely not a plethora as in superabundance, yet a wide and varied selection. Sorry to see such an innocent LooKING young couple mixed up in so much Trouble. Moral of the story? I can smell your burning weed in front of me on 395 @… Read more »

Desert Tortoise
Desert Tortoise
8 years ago

How come I cannot get the lyrics to White Rabbit out of my head now, heh, heh, heh. Were they on their way to see Alice?

I Love To Fish
I Love To Fish
8 years ago

“Welcome to Mono County, Please step out from your vehicle.”

“Do you need a free room at The Mono County Inn?”

“Was your visit a pleasant one?”

“Then we hope to see you again soon!”