Two arrested in Bishop on drug charges

Bishop Police Public Information Officer Katie Coffman reports:

tim morgan

Timothy Clifford Morgan, 22, Lone Pine

On February 4, 2012 at 2256 hours K9 Officer Gillespie conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle traveling south bound on N. Main Street. The vehicle was stopped for not using proper turn signals and a defective windshield. When Officer Gillespie approached the vehicle he could smell a strong odor of marijuana coming from inside the vehicle.


Kelly Lynn Greene, 18, Independence

Officer Gillespie, along with assistance from the Inyo County Sheriff’s Department, the vehicle was searched and several suspicious items were located. Inside the vehicle, officers located a large amount of cash, 20 grams of Marijuana, 14 grams of Methamphetamine dispersed in multiple bags, glass pipes, and 1 gram of powdered Cocaine. INET was also called out and assisted with the investigation.

The driver, MORGAN, Timothy Clifford and the passenger GREENE, Kelly Lynn were arrested for
11377(A) HS-Possession of Controlled Substance; 11378 HS-Possession of a Controlled Substance for
Sale; 11379(A) HS-Transportation/Etc Controlled Substances; 11350(A) HS- Possess Narcotic Controlled
Substance; and 11364 HS- Controlled Substance Paraphernalia. Both subjects are currently at the Inyo
County Jail awaiting arraignment on the listed charges above.

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25 Responses to Two arrested in Bishop on drug charges

  1. Kelly Lynn Greene February 20, 2012 at 12:31 am #

    New Life.

    • Wayne Deja February 20, 2012 at 2:13 pm #

      Kelly Lynn…I hope that is how it is for you….new life…People I know from Independence have nothing but good things to say about you….Please try to take this as a lesson learned at a young age…..and lots of time to change things….Please don’t wait untill your in your 40’s to change things like I did…Good Luck with your future…

      • Big AL February 20, 2012 at 6:42 pm #

        Good one Wayne amen

    • Charles James February 20, 2012 at 4:15 pm #

      You are a good person with a lot of friends in Independence that want only the best for your future. Learn from this experience…especially the value of discretion in both your personal behavior and that of those around you. If you are seen in the company of fools, you need to realize you will be often judged by the company that you keep.

      It is so easy to make bad choices. At the same time, It is also not all that hard to make good ones. Make the good ones a habit.

      We care about you and wish you the best.

  2. Passenger February 20, 2012 at 12:25 am #

    hahahaha. me n my “driver” laugh at all of you. Beginning a new life, you a lll should try it too. Say good bye! 🙂

  3. STEVEN February 11, 2012 at 7:23 pm #

    Geeeezzzzzzzzzz !

  4. Caleb Metcalf February 10, 2012 at 9:17 pm #

    Living in Independence from age 11 till last year I have gotten to know a lot of the people, I know Kelly the Girl in this story well and its crazy and sad to see this, any youth from Independence or Lone Pine knows about the drama and how it can all get, I think a lot of the youth who do get into things as tragic as Methamphetamine use are trying to use the drugs as an escape from all that drama mainly started by other youth, I just wish that more would see that its hurting them way more then helping them.

    • Passenger February 20, 2012 at 12:26 am #

      Your a good person Caleb 🙂

    • Ken Warner February 20, 2012 at 11:38 am #

      You know what a good escape is? A book. Read a book. Read lots of books. Learn something. Maybe if you do that you can “escape” Lone Pine and go to college somewhere and earn money to really “escape … how it can all get”.

      Good grief, a teenager has his/her whole life to do something somewhere other than Lone Pine. I mean how dumb is it to only be able to think that drugs are an “escape”? They are not an escape — they are a jail –you are imprisoned by your addiction.

  5. JJ February 9, 2012 at 7:50 am #

    The best sign I have seen at Raymonds Deli said ” Bishop is a small town with big mouths”. I totally agree.

  6. Wayne Deja February 8, 2012 at 5:05 pm #

    I might be mistaken on this one but don’t think so…If the driver coped out saying the drugs and paraphernalia was his,and his passenger knew nothing of it,a good bet the passenger would have ended up walking..BUT with the strong smell of marijuana radiating from the vehicle,that would kind of kill that story…If both driver and passenger denied knowledge of the drugs, or turn on eachother,then they both go.Sounds like it will all be sorted out in trial….or a plea bargin…or if they start pointing some fingers when asked questions where they got these drugs from…which might be a good idea for them to do….14 individual bags of meth…that ain’t good.

  7. smalltowngirl February 8, 2012 at 4:11 pm #

    You know, everything happens for a reason. When I was 18, i got arrested for possession of just under a pound of meth and much much more. I was a wild child and i got busted big time and learned a big lesson. Now, im just your typical mammoth girl, snowboarding, working and drinking on occasion. I was born and raised in mammoth and never lost connection to my roots. Hopefully these kooks can get it together, all is not lost, and they can one day be members of society like me 🙂

    • Wayne Deja February 8, 2012 at 7:05 pm #

      smalltowngirl….What you say is SO true….and glad to see you got on the right track….I also went through years and years of making bad choices,and when I moved to this area straightened out…FINALLY….and these kids can do the same….The choice is now theirs….learn a lesson,straighten out their lives,and have happy productive lives…..or keep doing what they are doing,in and out of jail and the court system,and someday looking back and thinking how they wasted their lives….I hope they have the support of their families.

    • Dingo February 8, 2012 at 7:14 pm #

      a POUND of meth!!??

    • Big AL February 9, 2012 at 2:47 am #

      yep we all make mistakes, unfortunately some big ones at times. I’m glad I don’t have to go through some of that again. Keep good thoughts as you say smalltowngirl.

  8. Meee February 8, 2012 at 1:02 am #

    No no!! One of them did not deserve to go!! I kno one of them and that person is noo druggy!!:(

  9. Big AL February 7, 2012 at 10:30 pm #

    OK LOL I had to laugh at this one Dingo.

  10. Dingo February 7, 2012 at 7:03 pm #

    Knuckleheads. If their going to drive around in a car full of drugs with a busted windshield while not using their blinker I think they deserve to go to jail. Maybe that’s why they call it dope.
    I’m glad I purchased that t-shirt from Bishop PD to raise money for their K9 unit, It reads”Jaws and paws enforcing the laws”. DOGS RULE! Good dog, good dog!

  11. Charles James February 7, 2012 at 9:56 am #

    What a tragic waste of more young lives in our county.

    A benefit of living in our small communities is that we come to know many of those that live here. For the most part, it is a positive, uplifting experience. There are many fine people living here.

    The flip-side of living here is that we also see the failures- the liars, the cheaters, the thieves, and those that waste their lives on alcohol and drugs. More often than not we see their booking photos on the front page of the local newspaper and on the Sierra Wave News website.

    It is bad enough for the innocent victims to suffer from the failures of others with so little regard for themselves and others. All too often it is their own children or their families and friends who suffer. To watch those that we know and care about destroy themselves, and far worse to inflict hurt and harm on the innocent through a failed life, or a criminal lifestyle to support and profit yourself isn’t just sad, it is tragic.

    • Big AL February 7, 2012 at 10:25 pm #

      Yes amen Charles, here it hits closer to home, than it does on the big city news casts. Doesn’t make those big city news event any less of a waste and tragedy. It is just that these people here in our town, are people we live with.
      It does hurt one’s heart to see this happen, it is such a waste. And yes it is a very big threat to our youth, it isn’t just the “rare” pot smokers, the problem is huge, and youth in our communities, have an increasingly tough time to stay away from it in our small communities as well as the bigger cities.
      As you say, not only the youth, but whole families are effected by this.

      Thank you for your words in this thread, some others can learn from your compassion.

  12. Wayne Deja February 6, 2012 at 6:29 pm #

    I guess two of them “rare”pot smokers that accually delve in,and sell, other drugs,such as cocaine,meth,etc….Good job Officer Gillespie,his K9 buddy,and INET.

    • J-Spoon February 9, 2012 at 3:21 pm #

      Wayne, you’re such a Nazie

      • Wayne Deja February 9, 2012 at 5:34 pm #

        J Spoon…..You,my friend,are a true genius….

      • InyoAlias February 10, 2012 at 1:53 pm #

        It is spelled Nazi.

        • Charles James February 10, 2012 at 5:48 pm #


          In. J Spoon’ defense, there is this: French

          nazie f
          feminine form of nazi

          Even when misspelled…or not (if your are “French”), there is little defense to toss the word “Nazi” around to describe anyone on these posts or elsewhere for that matter. Whether in jest or slur, it shows an appalling lack of good taste, lack of sensitivity, no understanding, and virtually no knowledge whatsoever of the real history of Nazism and the suffering it brought to the millions of innocent people leading up to and through WWII.

          Perhaps we could “elevate” the conversation on these posts? After all, no one would tolerate or allow the use of the other infamous “N” word on these posts to describe another person. It is just another offensive and ignorant use of a word, which in this case has at least 6 million very good reasons to be cautious using the word “Nazi”, spelled correctly or not.


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