Arizona woman and pet cat taken into custody

chp_logo1On Tuesday, July 22, 2014, at approximately 3:00 A.M., a Mono County Sheriff’s Deputy was responding to call for service when he came upon a traffic collision on US 395, north of Conway Summit.  The Sheriff’s Deputy requested assistance from the California Highway Patrol (CHP).  One officer and one sergeant were “called out” from their residences and responded to the scene.

After arriving and upon questioning the passenger, Ms. Aisia D. Palma, age 33, of Mesa, Arizona, officers learned the driver likely fled the scene following the collision.  The vehicle, a 2014, Gray, Nissan, Altima, appeared to have been traveling southbound US 395, north of Conway Summit when the driver lost control, veered left and collided with the dirt embankment.  Ms. Palma displayed obvious signs of impairment related to drug use.  Probable cause was established and a search was conducted during which crystal methamphetamine and drug paraphernalia were located.

Ms. Palma was ultimately arrested for felony and misdemeanor controlled substance violations.  Ms. Palma was transported to the Mono County Jail in Bridgeport, California where she was booked.  The Nissan was stored for safe keeping after the CHP sergeant gently wrestled Ms. Palma’s cat from under the seat.  The gentle “wrestling match” involved a lot of hissing, some scratching and other feline defensive mechanisms.  Ultimately, the cat settled down and was delivered into the care of Mono County County Animal Control until Ms. Palma is again available to care for her cat.

 

 

12 Responses to Arizona woman and pet cat taken into custody

  1. Wayne Deja July 22, 2014 at 1:10 pm #

    Oh Boy….Here we go !!

     
  2. Rick O'Brien July 22, 2014 at 5:11 pm #

    Meth is the scourge of the earth.

     
    • Wayne Deja July 22, 2014 at 7:20 pm #

      Rick….Thing about it is,and hope anyone that happens to use and reads this here,it’s NOT as hard a thing to quit as some think it is or some “experts” make it out to be,even if someone happens to be a long-time user….key to it is getting FAR AWAY from the people that use it,deal it and make it the center of their lives….if you do that,even without rehab,in 3 months you’ll be wondering why you ever did it and know for a fact you’ll never do it again….if you REALLY want to quit and live a much better life..

       
      • The Aggressive Progressive July 23, 2014 at 9:10 am #

        You say that like you’ve experienced it Wayne, but running away? seriously? and you say even without rehab? Well here’s what I think Wayne, addiction begins with pain and ends with pain, and all the addictions are a attempt to sooth the pain, so No, I wouldn’t tell them to run away, We should ask them why the distress or pain? so all the BS about genetics or choices or any of that nonsense, it’s always about pain, but there is no way you can escape the pain, you have to be with it, because the attempt to escape from pain is what creates more..but the only way we can be and live with our pain, is if we sense some compassion from somebody else! (I had a father who used heavily, and I as well after high school, but I did quit without REHAB, and kept a job for last 7 yrs) It doesn’t help that we live in a society that seeks instant relief..

        “Only when compassion is present will people allow themselves to see the truth.”
        -unknown-

         
        • Wayne Deja July 23, 2014 at 12:15 pm #

          Aggressive Progressive…..True,to an extent…IMO…..but if you know you got a problem,and others do too,it sure doesn’t help matters if those selling the dope or hanging around users hoping for a free handout to get high are in the picture.Once again,in my opinion, there are more reasons for people to experiment with dangerous drugs than just to escape pain..and in some cases,the answer isn’t trying to have a sit-down with them and try to find out what it is.I don’t call it “running away”….more like “relocating” to another area where you can start fresh with new people in your life,avoid the ones you can spot to be drug abusers,and try to make good decisions …and like your post below says,true,when you live in the little towns,once you get the bad-rep or in trouble with the law,a second chance is harder to get….and another reason why,for some,is to “start over” somewhere else….and,literally,keep your nose clean.I did have a serious addiction dating back into the late 80’s and 90’s,and maybe a big reason to why I post the way I do sometimes about drugs,knowing the damage drugs can do to your life,and others around you.For me,the only thing to do was to start afresh in a place I liked and was familiar with,but also a place where I didn’t know a soul…that was 14 years ago.Back in those days,I had some “sit-downs” with people that seemed to care,but it didn’t work because the people doing the “interventions” with me were drug users too.what worked for me was what I did back in March of 2000…clean for over 14 years now.

           
          • The Aggressive Progressive July 23, 2014 at 4:52 pm #

            Yeah I see, a new environment can help when dealing with drug use, I mean I had to move out of LP to be able to graduate High School (thanks to family help), and yeah the damage done from drug abuse goes beyond just the one who is consuming it, and I still have loved ones stuck on toxins, I see our society and law enforcement’s approach to this very big issue, the mentality’s and actions are only reinforcing the problem.. Can you agree we need new approaches to this problem? or we just need more cops?
            (thanks for responding Wayne)

             
          • Wayne Deja July 23, 2014 at 7:06 pm #

            Aggressive Progressive….As far as a solution to it,in my opinion,is….there is no solution to it,as far as Law Enforcement involvement and arrests go…I live in LP,and from what I see myself,sometimes a few months spent in jail can be seen as a way to “dry out” more-so than punishment…..but that usually isn’t the way the court system works…it’s arrest,in jail;,out,back in,out,etc…certainly,the answer isn’t to just legalize everything,like some suggest.When I “relocated”,it was easier for me than most….no family or close friends left behind,only fellow abusers…and was fortunate and lucky enough to avoid anytype of trouble with the law during my dealing and addiction,thus no felonies,probation,parole to follow me around….and then fortunate enough to get employment and good people to know when I got to where I was going….took a while to do that,but I always think of my own “rehab” was the 43 days it took me to drive 1000 miles,truck problems,running out of money,stranded in a Bridgeport campground for 2 weeks in Bridgeport….in March…very cold….and then another 4 months staying at Red Dog bridge in LP in a tent untill I saved up enough money to get into my own place.I feel we do need a new approach to the drug problems in this Country,and especially in our area…..I just don’t know what they are.

             
          • The Aggressive Progressive July 24, 2014 at 4:20 pm #

            I as well am one who is thankful that I didn’t get into trouble when I was putting myself in more invulnerable circumstances then I do now, but really, lets keep it real, when it comes to something like Marijuana, how can we be behind any penalty that is going to ruin a youngsters life (for minor pot possession and/or use), that hasn’t even fully developed to know who they want to be in life (I say this because it was dirty urine samples -violation of probation- that kept me on juvenile probation from 13-18, the herb worked better then the anti depressants i was prescribed back then), It just seems very unjust that the last three presidents, and we all know this, consumed Marijuana, say if they were one of the “Unlucky” ones that did get caught, and if they had it on their record, their whole life might have been different and may have not become PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES.

            Yeah I don’t have a solution either… But there is no reason to -not- call out law makers and law enforcement on their false sense of accomplishments, as a proud citizen of my community and country, yes they are public servants and should respect their constituency and the public they are meant to protect.

            Use the resources that are wasted on combating marijuana, to go to combating the more harder drugs..like meth.. common sense right?

            Yes I meant to post this comment at 4:20 😉

             
  3. Trouble July 22, 2014 at 9:18 pm #

    wow Wayne, first time I agreed with you in years. Nothing like a second chance and a job to give a person hope.

     
  4. Wayne Deja July 23, 2014 at 6:51 am #

    Trouble…Yeah,but the person wanting that (a job and hope) are going to have to quit,and stay off the dope for that second chance to work.

     
    • The Aggressive Progressive July 23, 2014 at 8:49 am #

      Unfortunately in these small towns and we all know this, unless your already connected within the social circles that can give you a job or a good word, you most likely won’t get a second chance, it seems like in today’s society it’s more easier to dehumanize the drug user than give them a second chance..

       
  5. Mongo the idiot July 23, 2014 at 6:02 pm #

    Ms. Palma had the good sense to do the cat walk away from the scene but was too wired to take a cat nap and sober up. Fortunately this ended without injury which would have been a catastrophe. Still I think the state should get her a cat scan and send her to a spin dry.
    C-U later “cool cats”.
    Mongo

     

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