INET arrests two in Big Pine on meth-related charges


Two Big Pine Residents Arrested for Possession of Methamphetamine for Sales

 On November 13th the Inyo Narcotics Enforcement Team conducted a parole check of Michael Steven Frey (28) at his residence in Big Pine.  Also present at the residence during the parole check was Tara Joy Miller (27) of Big Pine.  Narcotics Agents found just less than four ounces of suspected methamphetamine in separate marked packages.  Agents also located a semi-automatic pistol, pistol ammunition, a concealable ballistic armor vest, suspected marijuana, drug paraphernalia, and digital scales.

Michael Frey and Tara Miller were both arrested and booked at the Inyo County Jail on charges of possession of methamphetamine, possession of methamphetamine for sales, and possession of drug paraphernalia.  Michael Frey was also booked on charges of felon in possession of a firearm, felon in possession of ammunition, and is being held with a parole detainer placed by the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation.

Juan Martinez

INET Commander

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8 Responses to INET arrests two in Big Pine on meth-related charges

  1. Big AL November 19, 2012 at 7:34 pm #

    I found the story mentioned above … This is very sad .. the native community is personally effected by this, this is their connection to their ancestors. For all of us native and non native alike, it is a connection to our past … and people who were before us.

  2. Jeremiah's Alter Ego November 19, 2012 at 3:41 pm #

    With all your input, I am assuming a majority of y’all who commented on this story is a local in the valley. So with all the input I just read it is even harder to believe that it isn’t a easy job figuring out where the drugs are coming from and who is using them. I mean we all know who is within our community or at least in or neighborhood and those that take part in this type of illicit activity is something you can really spot a mile away.
    I guess what I am trying to say is if you focus on meth and know who is allegedly using and who is a dead give away, not to mention all the private informers there is. So how come we don’t have a bust like this every month? It is definitely poisoning the people on a daily basis.

    • Big AL November 19, 2012 at 6:39 pm #

      I suspect Jerry .. that the answer to your last line is .. they are surveilling … trying to get the bigger fish.
      I remember a few years back .. there was someone down the street from us selling something (drugs). There was a fair amount of traffic most days and evening .. coming and going .. with only usually a 5 to 20 minute time between then going by and coming back by exiting the neighborhood. I never knew who was selling, I never went down there to surveil it.
      But what I never knew as well, was why INET never was around or that they went as long as they did. They had to have known it was going on .. if a lot of other people did, and I am sure some of the neighbors must have thought to mention it to law enforcement.

      The ones getting busted are only a few compared to how many are selling. And a fair amount of the time they seem to be just stumbled upon, with a certain amount being busted after having been under surveillance.

  3. ferdinand lopez November 17, 2012 at 10:11 am #

    meth is the worst,if your doing it..quit,if you know someone dealing it, turn them in,its a bad,bad,drug

  4. Dingo November 16, 2012 at 8:46 am #

    Wow, that meth is of the devil, poor bastards that are addicted to it.

  5. Nice bust November 15, 2012 at 9:33 pm #

    Nice bust guys! Maybe the crooks will get smart and move to Mammoth since there will be no narcotics officers in Mammoth soon. Maybe they can get a deal on some low cost housing when they move up.

  6. Big Rick OB November 15, 2012 at 6:12 pm #

    Meth is the scourge of the earth ….with all of these felonies added up, this idiot should go away for at LEAST 10 years, anything less, there’s something seriously wrong with the court system.
    P.S….I’d bet my next paycheck that both of those guns are hotter than Badwater in July.

  7. Wayne Deja November 15, 2012 at 3:07 pm #

    GOOD JOB INET !!!!!!….Guns,drugs and a couple of dope dealers off the streets of Inyo County.Now we can only hope,since this isn’t their first brush with the law,the courts will do a better job with conviction and punishment this time around….


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