On Tuesday, Jan. 18 at approximately 11:45 p.m., Mono County Sheriff’s Department Deputies stopped a vehicle traveling in an erratic manner, northbound on Hwy 395 in Coleville.
The deputy made contact with the two individuals inside of the vehicle, identified as David Cruz, age 32, and Bernadin Estriplet, age 28, both of June Lake.
Upon contact, the deputy noticed a strong odor of burnt marijuana coming from inside the vehicle and asked both parties to exit the vehicle.
After a search of the vehicle, a medium backpack was found in the trunk containing four glass mason jars each containing marijuana buds over 1 oz; a large plastic bag containing over six ounces of marijuana leaves; and other marijuana paraphernalia.
Both Cruz and Estriplet were arrested and booked in the Mono County Jail where they are currently in custody for the possession and intent to sell marijuana.
Source: Mono County Sheriff's Department