Bishop Police make drug arrest

A traffic stop by Bishop Police led the arrest of the driver and confiscation of a large quantity of marijuana.drugcase

According to Bishop Chief of Police Chris Carter, one of his officers stopped a vehicle. Investigation revealed the driver to be in possession of a “usable quantity of a controlled substance. The officer arrested Rex Hornbaker, 56 of Arizona.

A search of the vehicle by the Bishop Police Department Drug Detection Canine revealed a large quantity of marijuana packaged for distribution, according to the Chief. The passenger was released pending charges. Officers said the couple’s one-year-old son was also in the car. He was released to his mother.

Hornbaker was booked for possession of marijuana, possession of marijuana for sales, possession of a controlled substance, transportation of a controlled substance, child endangerment and contributing to the delinquency of a minor. Officers took Hornbaker to the Inyo County Jail where his bond was set at $100,000. Inyo Narcotics Enforcement Team has taken over the investigation.

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