Woman convicted on drug charge, child endangerment

– Press release from Inyo County District Attorney

Bishop-area Resident Erin Comeau Convicted by Inyo County Jury on Charges of Possession of Methamphetamine for Sale and Child Endangerment.

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Following a three-day jury trial held in the Superior Court of California, County of Inyo, Bishop area resident Erin Comeau was convicted of two separate felony counts of possessing methamphetamine for sale, and, in one of those cases, misdemeanor child endangerment.

The cases arose from two separate investigations; one by the City of Bishop Police Department in February, 2013, and a second by the Inyo Narcotics Enforcement Team in February, 2014. In the 2014 incident, Ms. Comeau was also convicted of misdemeanor child endangerment. In the second case, Ms. Comeau was accused of storing methamphetamine in an ice cream container in the freezer of her home, easily accessible to her children.

The jury also found Ms. Comeau committed both of these offenses while released on bail on other charges, and found her guilty of one count of possessing controlled substance paraphernalia. Sentencing has been set for April 15, 2015.

The case was prosecuted by Assistant District Attorney Dee Shepherd with the ongoing assistance of the Bishop Police Department and the Inyo Narcotics Enforcement Team.

 

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ovlove
ovlove
7 years ago

ok charles o jones… you got me on that one. and i will also admit that meth is more dangerous then ephedrine. on the other hand, i maintain my belief that there are several individuals who frown upon illegal drug use, who at the same time, are guilty of possessing… Read more »

Low-Inyo
Low-Inyo
7 years ago

ovlove……Good idea there….If I ever happen to come home and find a drug addict in my home burglarizing the place,instead of calling the Sheriff…or worse…I’ll offer him a job and not even bother calling Law Enforcement.And when he’s done working for me,I’ll direct him to you to help with whatever… Read more »

ovlove
ovlove
7 years ago

the goverment knows exactly what they are doing. they have got us where they want us. what blows me away are all the idiots who buy into this bull. its not the drugs its the people. guns dont kill people, people do. people die in auto accidents every day we… Read more »

Charles O. Jones
Charles O. Jones
7 years ago
Reply to  ovlove

Having a fair amount of experience dealing with “the government”, I can say they most certainly do not know “exactly what they are doing”. This is why I giggle when I read or listen to the various government conspiracy theories that exist out there. Most of these urban legends give… Read more »

High Water
High Water
7 years ago

Ovlove all of your responses on this subject are SPOT ON. like I said in my previous post. If the govt tells people something is bad most people swallow it hook line & sinker. I asked everyone to look up the stats about death rates of drugs. Isn’t that what… Read more »

ovlove
ovlove
7 years ago

not once have i said or suggested dangerous drug use should be legalized or tolerated

Low-Inyo
Low-Inyo
7 years ago

ovlove;…I suggest you read your above post before you say anyone is “putting words in your mouth”…..example is right there about in the middle of your comment,stating “If they are toddlers then the freezer is a wise place for a responsible parent who does not want their child to gain… Read more »

ovlove
ovlove
7 years ago

apparently there is some confusion. you are putting words into my mouth. not once have i said or even suggested that dangerous drug use should be legalized or tolerated. do i think driving 100mph should be legal? i can care less. i choose not to drive 100mph, not because it… Read more »

Low-Inyo
Low-Inyo
7 years ago

ovlove;Are you kidding me saying the freezer is a “responsible” place for someone to keep their meth,or other illegal drugs if they have toddlers,but not if their kids are older?…..are you kidding me?…how about keeping just food,T.V. dinners and ice cubes in the freezer ?…Your defense of this case here… Read more »

ovlove
ovlove
7 years ago

i am certain that she is a repeat offender and that this will not be her first visit to the clink. it has been proven time and time again that jail and or the threat of jail, is not a deterent for addicts. JAIL DOES NOT AND WILL NOT REHABILITATE… Read more »

Low-Inyo
Low-Inyo
7 years ago

ovlove;With this one,sounds like an alleged user,but not a dealer..oh,wait,she was convicted of sales!….I can think of one or more that will be better off if she goes to jail for a stint.Her children,especially when they get into the freezer to eat some ice cream.And just maybe some of those… Read more »

ovlove
ovlove
7 years ago

the criminal justice system is designed to protect the publics interest. please explain how the publics interests are protected by or will benifit by sentencing this women to jail? whoever her supplier is, has already found a replacement, likewise, whoever she was selling to, has a new connection. the streets… Read more »

ovlove
ovlove
7 years ago

you are right, allergy pills are not the same as meth. My point is a drug is a drug. illegal or legal they are all drugs, and have different effects on different people. most people who use drugs are self medicating. to say that every person who uses meth will… Read more »

High Water
High Water
7 years ago

C’mon folks please wake up. The number 1 drug that kills more Americans is booze! I know you hate to hear it. I can hear y’all now saying it’s legal so it’s ok. If our govt. tells you illegal drugs are bad they must be the scourge of the earth!!… Read more »

Low-Inyo
Low-Inyo
7 years ago
Reply to  High Water

High Water;.I used to live in a town that was over-run by meth.Robberies on a daily basis.Break-ins,burglaries,violent crimes.And of course,the smaller ID-thefts,petty crimes,theft,etc.They also had a heroin problem,and like 99% of all American towns and cities,the normal DUI’s,and bar-fights,domestics that go with alcohol abuse.In that town,meth was by far the… Read more »

Low-Inyo
Low-Inyo
7 years ago

ovlove;.If your trying to tell people ephedrine for colds or allergies is the same thing as Meth bought off the streets,I suggest you check the facts on that before passing on such a foolish statement on a web-site,or for that matter,passing it on anywhere.

The Aggressive Progressive
The Aggressive Progressive
7 years ago
Reply to  Low-Inyo

I think ovlove was just stating the hypocrisy of the people who support drug laws, who then turn and take a substance over the counter that is clinically proven to be the same product that is deemed dangerous and illegal when the profits don’t go to corporate america… another hypocrisy… Read more »

The Aggressive Progressive
The Aggressive Progressive
7 years ago

to be specific; Heroin, Or Marijuana, Or Ephedrine to say the least all fall into the category of having medicinal benefit’s and is PRESCRIBED by your local doctor, But if found on your person without a prescription, the injustice system will have its way with you. Yes drugs are bad,… Read more »

ovlove
ovlove
7 years ago

doctors prescribe ephedrine based drugs regularly that are no different than meth. It is used for treatment of allergies, hyperactivity, fatigue and as a dietary supplement to suppress appettite. Yet some how it is viewed differently when it comes with a prescription. The fact of the matter is this, like… Read more »

Charles O. Jones
Charles O. Jones
7 years ago
Reply to  ovlove

@ov, While your opinion on legality of drugs is debatable, what is not debatable is the ill conceived notion that the therapeutic use of ephedrine is no different then the abuse of methamphetamine. There are many substances in our lives that can be safe when used properly but can be… Read more »

The Aggressive Progressive
The Aggressive Progressive
7 years ago

also there is not difference in how a drug cartel/gangs fight for turf, compared to how the prescription drug lobbyists and private prison corporation fight for their turf or economic revenue (keeping drug laws in place) = Both very counter-productive for the communities! And just like any other entity who… Read more »

ovlove
ovlove
7 years ago

charles. would you agree that both prescribed ephedrine and methamphedamine are equally dangerous if a small child were to ingest them?

Charles O. Jones
Charles O. Jones
7 years ago
Reply to  ovlove

Seeing as the concentrations are entirely different, no they are not “equally dangerous”.

That said, most meds can be extremely dangerous if misused. Humans can even die from drinking too much water.

Low-Inyo
Low-Inyo
7 years ago

BIG Rick;And on top of that,how many people do we know that,in order to buy cigarettes and alcohol they lower themselves to break into homes and business’,sneak around and steal from friends and family,and sometimes even commit worse crimes than that in order to pay for their habit?

BIG Rick O'Brien
BIG Rick O'Brien
7 years ago

. Alcohol doesn’t take over your life after your very first drink… but you hit that pipe, and it will turn you into a lying, thieving, worthless, barely living skeleton, who will say or do anything for that next hit. Knowing this beforehand…why would ANYONE take that first hit ??… Read more »

BIG Rick O'Brien
BIG Rick O'Brien
7 years ago

Meth is the scourge of the earth…

High Water
High Water
7 years ago

C’mon Rick If you researched which drug kills more people in the u.s. Meth isn’t even close . Research the affects of alcohol and the lives it has taken. Just because something is illegal doesn’t mean much. The War on Drugs is a joke. These people need help not jail.… Read more »

James Spiner
James Spiner
7 years ago

I wonder if she is kicking her self right now for not taking the deal the DA’s Officer gave her, (Drug Court). Well have fun in ICJ, I hear the food there is pretty good>>

Tinner
Tinner
7 years ago

Maybe she likes jail.