TWAINE HART (CBS13) — A multi-agency drug bust in Tuolumne County has landed seven people behind bars.

Operation Snow Fall Arrests

Calling it ‘Operation Snow Fall,’ the Tuolumne County Sheriff’s Narcotics Agency said it worked with Tuolumne County Sheriff’s Detectives, Patrol and Boating Divisions, California Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control, and the High Risk Probation Supervision Team on the months-long investigation.

Operation Snow Fall Arrests

Earlier this week, they executed numerous search and arrest warrants connected to a drug-dealing operation based out of a downtown Twain Harte cocktail lounge.

Operation Snow Fall Arrests

Agents say they purchased cocaine and MDMA (Ecstacy/Molly) on several occasions from inside the lounge.

Operation Snow Fall Arrests

Arrest warrants were issued on various charges for:

  • Quentin Gelhaus
  • Christopher Mantzouranis
  • Richelle Dia
  • Joshua Hankins
  • Allyson Bradley
  • Gary Somerville
  • Troy Mangrum
  • Sebastian Christensen

Operation Snow Fall Arrests

Agents say they confiscated three ounces of cocaine, two ounces of MDMA, packaging materials, scales, nearly $9,000 in cash, and two loaded handguns.

Operation Snow Fall Arrests

A 6-year-old child was present at one of the homes police searched, who they say they placed into the care of Child Welfare Services.

Operation Snow Fall Arrests


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