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June 17, 2014
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Man arrested in early morning search

A California man discovered that the U.S. Marine Corps housing guard shack in Coleville wasn’t the best place to ask directions while allegedly carrying illicit cargo.

Oakland resident Dustin J. Becker, 28, pulled up to the gate of the Lincoln Military Housing complex in Coleville early Sunday morning saying he was lost.

According to the California Highway Patrol, guards asked him for identification, which Becker said he didn’t have. Mountain Warfare Training Center Police detained him and searched his vehicle, finding several controlled substances. At 2:51 a.m., they contacted the CHP asking for assistance.

According to CHP Lt. R.D. Cohan, Becker’s license was suspended. He was arrested on multiple driving and felony drug violations. His vehicle was towed from the scene.

He was transported and booked into Mono County Jail in Bridgeport.

Mono County Sheriff’s Department and Mono County Narcotics Enforcement Team helped CHP personnel.

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The Record Courier Updated Jun 18, 2014 04:56PM Published Jun 17, 2014 06:01PM Copyright 2014 The Record Courier. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.