In the past week Mammoth Lakes Police Officers and Mono County Paramedics have responded to two unrelated cases of heroin overdose in Mammoth Lakes.
On Friday, April 15, a deceased 21-year-old woman was discovered in the Old Mammoth area. Evidence at the scene indicated that she had died of a heroin overdose. Agents from the Mono Narcotics Enforcement Team (MONET) followed up and identified the dealer who supplied the heroin to the victim. On Wednesday, April 20, Kyle Harmon-Townsend, a resident of Mammoth Lakes, was arrested and booked for numerous drug charges following a search warrant served at his residence where heroin and other drugs, cash, and drug paraphernalia were seized.
On Thursday, April 21 at approximately 10:30 p.m., MLPD Officers and Paramedics responded to the Mammoth Mountain Inn where a 22 year old female from Southern California was found unconscious. She was revived by Paramedics and transported to Mammoth Hospital. The investigation revealed that she is a heroin user and had recently ingested heroin. The investigation concluded that this overdose victim transported her drugs from Southern California and did not obtain them from the dealer who supplied the deceased woman. –MLPD/LAK