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SBSD - Central
Wednesday April 3rd, 2019 :: 05:11 p.m. PDT


Deputies arrest a North Hills man for possession of narcotics and a mobile counterfeiting lab

DATE/TIME: April 03, 2019 12:00 p.m.

INCIDENT: PC 480 – Counterfeiting / Forgery

LOCATION: San Manuel Casino - 777 San Manuel Boulevard, Highland

SUSPECT: Oganes Darmanchyan, 38-years-old, resident of North Hills, CA

On April 1, 2019, Oganes Darmanchyan was arrested at the San Manuel Casino for possession of drug paraphernalia. During his arrest, Oganes gave a false name of Arbak Nazaryan.

The San Manuel Department of Public Safety notified investigators Damanchyan’s vehicle contained equipment to produce counterfeit $100. Detectives served a search warrant on Darmanchyan’s vehicle and discovered a mobile counterfeiting lab which included a computer, usb drives, printers, seals, plates, gold flake and miscellaneous tools used to produce counterfeit currency.

On April 3, 2019 Oganes Darmanchyan was booked on the additional charge of PC 480(a)- Counterfeiting / Forgery. Darmanchyan remains in custody at Central Detention Center with bail set at $50,000. He is scheduled for arraignment on Friday, April 5, 2019 in San Bernardino Superior Court.

Anyone with information regarding this incident is urged to contact Central Station at (909)387-3545. Callers wishing to remain anonymous are urged to call We-Tip Hotline at 1-800-78-CRIME (27463), or you may leave information on the website at

Refer: Deputy A. Lopez
Station: Central Station
Case #: 771900367
Phone No: (909)387-3545

JOHN McMAHON, Sheriff-Coroner
San Bernardino County Sheriff-Coroner Department

SBSD - Central
655 E 3rd St
San Bernardino, CA 92408

Emergency: 9-1-1
Non-emergencies: 909-387-3700

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