Mono County

Recent MONET Investigations in the Town of Mammoth Lakes

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From:   Jennifer Hansen, Public Information Officer

Date:    December 17, 2013

RE:        Recent MONET Investigations in the Town of Mammoth Lakes

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

On the morning of Sunday, December 15, 2013, at approximately 7:00am, MONET agents, and the Mono County Sheriff’s Office, conducted a search warrant investigation at a residence in the Town of Mammoth Lakes. With this initial search warrant, additional information was obtained, leading to another residence, also in Mammoth Lakes, being included in the narcotics investigation. Between the two searches, and several alerts by narcotics detection K-9, Tara, indicating the presence of narcotics, the subsequent discovery and recovery of approximately four (4) ounces of cocaine; concentrated cannabis; multiple types of prescription narcotics; several digital scales; plastic bindles; pay sheets indicating the sales of narcotics; and one pistol led to the arrest of four individuals who were transported and booked into the Mono County Jail in Bridgeport without incident.

Vasiliy Shkunov, age 23, of Mammoth Lakes, CA, was ultimately arrested for possession of a controlled substance; possession of a controlled substance for the purpose of sales; sales of a controlled substance; possession of prescription narcotics; being under the influence of a controlled substance; and conspiracy to commit a crime. Mr. Shkunov is currently in custody at the Mono County Jail.

Alyssa Magana, age 20, of Mammoth Lakes, CA, was arrested for possession of a controlled substance and being under the influence of a controlled substance.

Adrianna Garcia-Mallison, age 21, of Anaheim, CA, was arrested for possession of a controlled substance; possession of prescription narcotics; transportation of a controlled substance; being under the influence of a controlled substance; and conspiracy to commit a crime.

Steven Barone, age 24, of Harbor City, CA, was arrested for possession of a controlled substance and being under the influence of a controlled substance.

All charges for the four (4) individuals are pending through the Mono County District Attorney’s Office.

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