MCSO makes marijuana arrest

monosheriffTraffic stop leads to narcotics arrest in Bridgeport

On the evening of Tuesday, May 6, 2014, at approximately 9:15pm, Mono County Sheriff’s Deputies conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle traveling southbound on Hwy 395 through the community of Bridgeport.

Mark Bishop, age 55, of Claremont, CA, and passenger, Heather Davis, age 25, of Alta Loma, CA, were enroute from Lake Tahoe to Rancho Cucamonga, when they were pulled over by deputies on southbound Hwy 395 at the Walker River Lodge in Bridgeport for several vehicle code violations. As deputies approached the vehicle, an overwhelming odor of marijuana emitted from the vehicle. Both Mr. Bishop and Ms. Davis exited the vehicle.

When asked if any narcotics were present inside the vehicle, Mr. Bishop stated there was marijuana but under the legal parameter of his medical marijuana card. He stated he also had proper, legal documentation to show he could transport the marijuana. Upon a vehicle search, four (4) large trash bags containing 64 pounds (1,024 ounces) of marijuana buds and trimmings; one (1) white plastic bag containing 2.5 pounds (40.23 ounces) of processed marijuana; one (1) white plastic bag containing 10.14 ounces of concentrated cannabis; and one (1) plastic bag, belonging to Ms. Davis, containing cocaine were recovered from the vehicle. The “transportation documents” Mr. Bishop possessed for the transportation of the marijuana was fictitious and did not allow for legal transportation of marijuana.

Mark Anthony Bishop, age 55, of Claremont, CA, was arrested for possession of marijuana for sale; possession of concentrated cannabis; and possession of marijuana over 28.5 grams. Mr. Bishop placed bail and was released from the Mono County Jail.

Heather Ashley Davis, age 25, of Alta Loma, CA, was arrested for possession of marijuana for sale; possession of a narcotic controlled substance; possession of concentrated cannabis; and possession of marijuana over 28.5 grams. Ms. Davis is currently in custody in the Mono County Jail.

All charges for Mr. Bishop and Ms. Davis are pending with the Mono County District Attorney’s Office.

Written and reported by: Jennifer M. Hansen, Public Information Officer

 

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Mr. Pickles
Mr. Pickles
8 years ago

It’s hard to believe that we are still having the same conversations about marajuana. It’s not even close to being in the same class as alchohal, meth, or heroin. Just because medical marijuana is legal in California that doesn’t mean it legal to drive under the influence of any drug… Read more »

Ken Warner
Ken Warner
8 years ago
Reply to  Mr. Pickles

It’s easy (for me) to hypothesize that drug cartel money flows into our Congress disguised as “Anti-Drug” or “War on Drug” money and then those in Congress that feel like they are protecting the public — from something — keep voting to keep pot and other drugs under strict control.… Read more »

Desert Tortoise
Desert Tortoise
8 years ago
Reply to  Mr. Pickles

S-M, there is cigarette and alcohol smuggling going on right this very minute as people try to dodge the tax man. You don’t see so much of it out west, but in places like Kentucky and Ohio you see a lot of it. “Legal” or not, these addictions attract criminal… Read more »

Ken Warner
Ken Warner
8 years ago

Don’t let perfect stand in the way of good.

Desert Tortoise
Desert Tortoise
8 years ago

A research biologist and his wife have been heavily involved in identifying the risks to wildlife posed by the highly toxic rat poisons used by marijuana farmers in the Sierra Nevada. The rat poisons are infiltrating the food chain, accumulating in the livers and kidneys of higher order predators who… Read more »

Total Buffoonery
Total Buffoonery
8 years ago

Desert Tortoise, the lawlessness and environmental damage you describe has been going on for over four decades in the Emerald Triangle which is Trinity, Humboldt and Mendocino Counties. Siskiyou, Shasta and Tehama Counties have similar problems. Besides the rat poisons used, growers kill the deer that try to feed on… Read more »

Ken Warner
Ken Warner
8 years ago

If and when a pack of marijuana cigarettes can be bought at the local liquor store for about the same price as a pack of tobacco cigarettes, then that will be the end of the clandestine growers.

Wayne Deja
Wayne Deja
8 years ago
Reply to  Ken Warner

Ken….very true…..which will never happen….If,or when marijuana is legalized across the board,first thing that would happen is the drug cartels would thrive by beating the prices..and taxes…. of the pot stores…..then.later on,pot users would realize they could then beat the prices of the cartels by growing their own….an easy thing… Read more »

sugar magnolia
sugar magnolia
8 years ago

DT, your conclusion is odd….everything you say leads to the opposite conclusion that you ended your statement with. If it is legal, all those things you complain about go away. Personally, I tired of pot decades ago, my goal is to eradicate the cartels making bank on pot, hurting the… Read more »

ferdinand lopez
ferdinand lopez
8 years ago

well written,still doesn’t mean dookie,you have no idea what kind of damage “lightening up” on drug criminals could do,just because people want to be stoned or wasted doesn’t mean its o.k.,giving up is not an option or an answer,one thing is for sure,as long as people have are weak minded… Read more »

Trouble
Trouble
8 years ago

Ferdinand, this war on drugs is really a war own our own people . Like it or not, it is . It will end.

ferdinand lopez
ferdinand lopez
8 years ago

everyone complains and whines about the system,but never helps or comes up with any better ideas,sit back at your keyboard and gripe

The Aggressive Progressive
The Aggressive Progressive
8 years ago

Well don’t mind if I do ferdinand, There is only one conclusion you can draw from the criminal justice systems approach to the “war on drugs”, it has failed comprehensively! But it hasn’t failed for everyone, it has worked for some people, it’s worked well for politicians, criminals and terrorists,… Read more »

erik simpson
erik simpson
8 years ago

Marijuana can mitigate climate change? Far out!

Eastside Bum
Eastside Bum
8 years ago

You said “we live in a system that breeds deprivation”. Deprived of what? If that means the chance to be a successful, productive human being, I don’t believe you’re correct. Dealing, using, or transporting marijuana is not a legal means to a happy life. Most of society chooses to live… Read more »

The Aggressive Progressive
The Aggressive Progressive
8 years ago
Reply to  Eastside Bum

here’s a debate worthy of my time.. Eastside bum, I see us living in a system that breeds deprivation because of these facts and factors in our daily lives; -In a scarcity driven economy (the idea of “not enough to go around”) breeds and reinforces the competitive “every man for… Read more »

The Aggressive Progressive
The Aggressive Progressive
8 years ago
Reply to  Eastside Bum

“most violence and -worst- public health compared to any other first world nation”.. I forgot the word “worst” but go ahead and keep patting each other on the backs, whatever makes you feel better about yourself I guess..

The Aggressive Progressive
The Aggressive Progressive
8 years ago
Reply to  Eastside Bum

It’s funny how anybody can talk about reality, we live and contribute to a limited perspective of reality, in a multi-dimensional reality… Deprived of what? Seriously? who here can logically or morally answer the question how and why we have more vacant homes then Homeless people? and what about the… Read more »

The Aggressive Progressive
The Aggressive Progressive
8 years ago

Shake off the shackles of common perception and take a look at what is going with your Country/Earth…..

Wayne Deja
Wayne Deja
8 years ago

So lets see….using marijuana not only prevents cancer….it cures it….it prevents and cures asthma…..it solves the problem of alcoholism and the use of harder drugs…it makes people drive better,do better at their jobs,it makes them age slower….makes people healthier by using it….it makes people smarter….it’s going to solve the energy… Read more »

Benett Kessler
Benett Kessler
8 years ago
Reply to  Wayne Deja

Yes. You missed the fact that the US has never conducted research to verify benefits of marijuana because it has been labeled a Class 1 drug and unavailable for research. Instead of ongoing diatribes, we might recognize that research needs to be done. Other countries have carried out studies and… Read more »

Wayne Deja
Wayne Deja
8 years ago
Reply to  Benett Kessler

Benett….There might be a reason for that.Obvious to many doctors and experts there is no way inhaling big puffs of smoke into your lungs could possibly be good for you.And looking into many Colorado incidents……so far…ingesting it like it’s some kind of health food seems to be causing a lot… Read more »

Benett Kessler
Benett Kessler
8 years ago
Reply to  Wayne Deja

Wayne, I am referring to actual scientific research to determine medicinal and other values, not sitting on your couch to see how high you get. People can and do alter their consciousness with any number of substances. That is a personal responsibility to handle. You certainly seem preoccupied with marijuana.… Read more »

Wayne Deja
Wayne Deja
8 years ago
Reply to  Benett Kessler

Benett….Yeah,your probably right….maybe it can,and does help ease the pain and problems that go along with cancer patients,and other really bad health problems….and thinking it even might do so is why I, along with the majority of California voters went along with the med-marijuana thing when it was on the… Read more »

Mongo the Idiot
Mongo the Idiot
8 years ago
Reply to  Benett Kessler

This is much worse than weed and we all have loads of it when we drive through Bridgeport!
Jenkem;
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2UsNbsjpuLc

You dope smokers are going to choke your lungs out.
Try Marijuana butter…
😉

Recidi
Recidi
8 years ago
Reply to  Wayne Deja

In regards to your comment about inhaling smoke; quite a few pot users are taking advantage of the humidifiers and that is what studies are looking at now.

Trouble
Trouble
8 years ago

Ferdinand the solution is to stop the revolving doors and legalize all these petty crimes. When it comes to pot this is proabition almost a hundred years later all over again.

Wayne Deja
Wayne Deja
8 years ago
Reply to  Trouble

Trouble….First,we were ALL hearing how in the 2014 California elections legal marijuana would be on the ballot,voted on and legalized….now we’re hearing it will be on the ballot in 2016….problem with that will be California….and other states and their voters will see what a mistake Colorado made by voting on… Read more »

Trouble
Trouble
8 years ago
Reply to  Wayne Deja

One word Wayne, wrong!

Trouble
Trouble
8 years ago

This dude is already out of jail. Our system is a joke.

Bob
Bob
8 years ago
Reply to  Trouble

It’s hardly like they are dangerous felons. Our prisons are full of dopers. The war on drugs isn’t working.

sugar magnolia
sugar magnolia
8 years ago
Reply to  Trouble

not sure what you mean. You do recognize that he has yet to be convicted of any crime, right?

Tinner
Tinner
8 years ago

I guess with folks as bright as these two are Tara’s services wern’t needed, she’s still a good girl.
I bet you could smell the weed coming out of that car if you were standing on the side of the road as it drove by.

Rick O'Brien
Rick O'Brien
8 years ago

He bails HIMSELF out but throws his much younger girlfriend under the bus ? Ladies, are you catching this ? Reminds me of an old episode (ancient) of “COPS”

Wayne Deja
Wayne Deja
8 years ago
Reply to  Rick O'Brien

Rick….In the “doper culture”,that’s almost always how it works,doesn’t it ?…I’m sure even if the bags of pot and the cocaine was (allegedly) his,probably told Law Enforcement it was hers…after he (allegedly) lied about having it in the first place…..sad thing is,when they probably are both out,and going to court… Read more »

Wayne Deja
Wayne Deja
8 years ago
Reply to  Rick O'Brien

Rick…I think I remember that old episode of COPS…..Where the young couple is about to both be arrested and then the guy says the weed belongs to the girl….and then the girl begs the “boyfriend” to be honest and to tell the truth….that it’s his….wasn’t the girl also pregnant too… Read more »

Trouble
Trouble
8 years ago

Humm, 64 pounds, ill have to agree with Wqayne on this one. But It will be legal real soon.

Desert Tortoise
Desert Tortoise
8 years ago

Thirty year age differential, wonder what their story it.

Jack
Jack
8 years ago

DT: What does that have to do with the story and why is it any of your business?

Desert Tortoise
Desert Tortoise
8 years ago
Reply to  Jack

It’s an unusual criminal teaming. You can’t help but wonder who else in their respective families are involved. I doubt they are working alone.

Wayne Deja
Wayne Deja
8 years ago

Oh,and I forgot to say….GOOD BUST MCSO !!!!!!!!!!

Cody
Cody
8 years ago

When is Mono County going to build a website like Inyo County’s? I want to see the face of these idiots hauling that much weed through our communities.

I Love To Fish
I Love To Fish
8 years ago

Mr. Bishop stated there was marijuana but under the legal parameter of his medical marijuana card. – “that’s Maximum of 4 Oz (112 grams) He stated he also had proper, legal documentation to show he could transport the marijuana. – “Oh a Transportation Manifest for marijuana inventory? those Exist?” Upon… Read more »