Traffic stop leads to multiple charges

MCSO says methamphetamine discovered in vehicle.

MCSO says methamphetamine discovered in vehicle.

Traffic stop leads to arrest of two Nevada residents  (press release)

On the morning of Monday, January 20, 2014, at approximately 10:50 am, Mono County Sheriff’s Deputies conducted a traffic stop on a

K-9 Tara

K-9 Tara

vehicle headed southbound on Hwy 395 at Hwy 203 for no registration stickers on the rear license plate.

Jose Arreola, age 29, of Reno, NV, and passenger Esidro Andrade, age 33, of Sparks, NV, were stopped by deputies on southbound Hwy 395 at Hwy 203 for no registration stickers on the rear license plate. As the vehicle was run for current registration information, Mono County Sheriff’s Dispatch advised deputies that Mr. Arreola had an active arrest warrant out of San Bernardino and Mr. Andrade was a convicted felon out of Nevada for the trafficking of narcotics. Dispatch also advised deputies that neither Mr. Arreola nor Mr. Andrade had a valid driver’s license. When Mr. Arreola was questioned about the current registration on the vehicle, he stated that a friend of his had stolen the current license plate for the vehicle.

Due to Mr. Andrade’s history of narcotics trafficking, deputies requested the narcotic detection K-9 “Tara” to conduct a search of the vehicle.

Jose Arreola

Jose Arreola

With several alerts in the vehicle by “Tara”, indicating the presence of narcotics, a physical search of the vehicle was conducted with the discovery and recovery of over fifteen (15) grams of methamphetamine, and a glass pipe with burnt methamphetamine residue inside, sitting between the driver’s  and passenger’s seat. Both Mr. Arreola and Mr. Andrade were placed under arrest and transported to the Mono County Jail in Bridgeport without incident.

Esidro Andrade

Esidro Andrade

Jose Arreola, age 29, of Reno, NV, was arrested for possession of a controlled substance; possession of a controlled substance for sale; driving without a license; and forged/altered vehicle registration. Mr. Arreola is currently in custody at the Mono County Jail.

Esidro Andrade, age 33, of Sparks, NV, was arrested for possession of a controlled substance; possession of a controlled substance for sale; possession of controlled substance paraphernalia; and being under the influence of a controlled substance. Mr. Andrade is currently in custody at the Mono County Jail.

All charges for Mr. Arreola and Mr. Andrade are pending with the Mono County District Attorney’s Office.

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


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24 Responses to Traffic stop leads to multiple charges

  1. Mongo The Idiot January 23, 2014 at 8:58 pm #

    Mongo stupid but not stupid enough to fight with that dog, LOOKS like about $50,000 to $100,000 of imported trained German to me.

  2. Mongo The Idiot January 22, 2014 at 10:59 am #

    Tara is legendary; someone with all her bio should get her a Wikipedia listing.
    No Joke…
    If you cant do it, yet have her DOB, training, pedigree, etc. post the info here and I’ll give it a plug.

    • Desert Tortoise January 23, 2014 at 11:59 am #

      Bennet, do you have a picture of Tara to publish?

      • Benett Kessler January 23, 2014 at 12:28 pm #

        We’ve just asked for a photo. Stay tuned.

      • Benett Kessler January 23, 2014 at 2:51 pm #

        DT, Sheriff’s Office provided photo of Tara which is now posted on this story.

        • erik simpson January 23, 2014 at 5:27 pm #

          Tara looks great. She can check out my car anytime (as long as my dog agrees).

    • MajorTom January 23, 2014 at 12:52 pm #

      Isn’t Tara like, a dog? Seems like the bio might be a bit short: Tara was born of two dogs, and was trained to sniff drugs for food. She is good at it. She sniffs where directed by humans.

      • erik simpson January 23, 2014 at 1:50 pm #

        Most dogs are more interesting than most people.

  3. Mongo The Idiot January 22, 2014 at 10:09 am #

    Whats up with the tilt top head in all these MUG shots?
    Head held back = arrogance/ defiance?
    Head held forward = humility/ regret/ sorrow?
    Is someone at the cop shop coaching them?

    • Tinner January 22, 2014 at 1:11 pm #

      At first I thought Esidro Andrade was falling asleep during this mug shot or maybe that’s his tough guy look or maybe it is defiance like you say Mongo or maybe he’s hiding his 2nd chin. Either way, stupid stupid stupid…not guilty but stupid.
      Good girl Tara girl, good girl!!!!!

      • Pedro January 23, 2014 at 9:13 pm #

        He probably is asleep. Upper users sleep in jail, downer users can’t.

  4. Trouble January 22, 2014 at 6:32 am #

    Looks like these guys are going to learn the hard way. Glad they didn’t have that crap around in my days!

    • Pedro January 23, 2014 at 9:05 pm #

      Trouble, your day must have been before the forties, or you just didn’t notice what was in people’s medicine cabinet or song lyrics.

      • tm January 24, 2014 at 7:44 am #

        When I was a kid, there was no crack cocaine, no methamphetamine…
        Until you cleaned your plate!!!

      • Trouble January 24, 2014 at 8:18 am #

        Maybe your right Pedro. I’m glad it never came my way. P.S. I was a product of the Vietnam generation.

  5. ferdinand lopez January 21, 2014 at 4:12 pm #


  6. JeremiahJoseph January 21, 2014 at 4:05 pm #

    Nice! If anything, Go after Meth! That stuff is so nasty it makes users look like the walking dead, along with the erratic behavior, but the fact still remains, if Law Enforcement has trouble keeping METH out of the little town of Lone Pine CA, I have very little confidence they can combat it to the point it is nevermore, and how many lives do we have to sacrifice in the name of punishment before we realize its time for new approaches? let the practices come up to speed with current knowledge already…
    But people will always fear change because it tends to bring conflict among their narrow minded self preservation interests, and if you have a money or economic incentive to keep the status quo the way it is, good luck trying to change that, you might as well try to fight big money in politics……

    • Seriously? January 22, 2014 at 10:49 am #

      JeJo…..what are you ranting about? First you say “Nice!”, then you go on ranting about lack of change, and meth in Lone Pine. We all know LP is a cesspool of users….if you REALLY want to “combat” meth and its use, why don’t you assist INET ?

      • JeremiahJoseph January 23, 2014 at 11:53 am #

        Why don’t I assist INET? Because I am not the type to hang my own out to dry, when I already know the way the criminal justice system handles those struggling with drugs is very much counter productive for society. Believe me I thought about it, but I would rather see new approaches from those in authoritative positions who can make a difference to a local and national problem.

        I say “nice” because I don’t want to see this stuff around either, but I do not look the other way to the fact we are not left with less of it on the street!

        Wayne, I fully agree, we all do suffer from “Meth” within the community’s and what we see today is a situation getting worse, not better.. I guess we can say they have their hands tied, but I don’t see many officers saying hey wait, “this isn’t working” its more like “I have a job to do”.

        But anyways Boo hoo right? why should any of us really care? it seems we get enjoyment in seeing people arrested and put behind bars… in our time incarceration has become normality among our perceptions, it’s a no wonder how we house 25% of the worlds prison population, with only 5% of the worlds population, at the same time spending more on criminals then on kids education, if you ask me that would breed more uneducated individuals which leads to more criminal behavior? but oh well…. society would rather I just shut up and do my job earning money so I can survive..

    • Wayne Deja January 22, 2014 at 2:40 pm #

      Jeremiah…..Thing is,in Lone Pine,we all know who it is…..where it is….but with the way the court system works it,seems Law Enforcement kind of has it’s hands tied…arrest…..release….arrest…release….probation….arrest….release….parole…..arrest….release…..and so on and so on.Thing is,with meth,we ALL suffer….judging from the recent thefts and burglaries of homes and properties.

      • Mongo The Idiot January 22, 2014 at 4:18 pm #

        What burglaries Wayne?
        Why don’t we hear about this on SW Media?
        Do they not get reported????

      • Michael D. January 23, 2014 at 1:00 pm #

        The problem is that methamphetamine addiction is not a law enforcement issue, it’s a medical issue. The burglaries are a result of the prohibition. Treatment and ongoing support are the solution.

        • Wayne Deja January 23, 2014 at 2:28 pm #

          Michael…So your saying those hooked on meth shouldn’t be held accountable for what they have to do in order to feed their addiction ?..Have you ever lived in a big city with a meth problem?…or with your reference to prohibition, are you trying to say meth should be legalized ?

  7. Desert Tortoise January 21, 2014 at 3:45 pm #

    No registration stickers on a stolen license plate, no drivers license and a warrant for your arrest. Not the sharpest tools in the shed.


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