During the past week the Mono Narcotic Enforcement Team (MONET) served a search warrant and made several arrests resulting in the seizure of a ¼ ounce of methamphetamine, hundreds of pirated DVD movies with duplication equipment, and a firearm.
MONET concluded the first investigation by arresting Sergio Pena Cabrera, a 24 year old Fresno resident, who gave agents a false name at the time of the arrest. After his identity was confirmed, he was found to have an outstanding arrest warrant and to be on formal probation in another county. Cabrera was arrested for possession for sale, and sales of methamphetamine when agents recovered a ¼ ounce of methamphetamine. Cabrera is linked to a Fresno organization that has delivered narcotics to Mammoth Lakes in the past. Agents have arrested several of these operators over the past few years for narcotic sales. Cabrera was booked at the Mono County Jail and is also being held by Immigration and Customs Enforcement as an illegal immigrant.
MONET agents served a search warrant in June Lake where they discovered an indoor marijuana grow with approximately 50 plants. The occupants, 28 year old Nicholas Dunahoo, and 25 year old Kimberly Maddox, both of June Lake were arrested and charged with manufacturing, copying, selling and/or renting pirated DVD movies. The pair possessed several hundred pirated DVD movies, duplication equipment and evidence of the illegal enterprise. Agents also recovered a shotgun from the residence. Additionally, Dunahoo had an outstanding felony warrant in another county.