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NEW UPDATE: Mammoth man's death Monday may have involved narcotics, police say

November 1, 2011

Narcotics may have been involved in the "suspicious" death of a local Mammoth man who was found dead Monday morning, according to a Thursday morning (Nov.3) press release from the Mono County Sheriff's Department. The man, John Tobacco, 30, was found "unresponsive" Oct. 31 at a residence on Evergreen Street in Old Mammoth.

Here's the updated version of the story, as released at 10 a.m. Nov. 3.

"On the morning of Monday, Oct. 31, at approximately 8:00, Mono County Sheriff’s Department dispatch received a call regarding an unresponsive male in the Mammoth Lakes area.

"John Tobacco, age 30, of Mammoth Lakes, was found unresponsive and without vital signs by his roommate.

"Mammoth Lakes Police Department and Mono County Paramedics were dispatched to the residence on Evergreen Street in Mammoth. When units arrived on scene, it was determined that Mr. Tobacco was deceased. Mono County Sheriff’s deputies were dispatched to the scene to begin the coroner’s investigation.

"The death of Mr. Tobacco is being jointly investigated by the Mammoth Lakes Police Department and the Mono County Sheriff’s Department as a suspicious death. No weapons were involved in the incident; however, narcotics were found at the scene.

"Final cause of death is pending autopsy results which are scheduled for Friday, Nov. 4, and toxicological results."

Source: Mono County Sheriff's Department

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