– From a Bishop Police Department press release
On May 3, 2015 at 10:02 pm, Bishop Police Officers conducted a routine traffic stop on a vehicle driven by suspect Julio Rangel. A passenger, Ramon Perez Figueroa, was also inside the vehicle at the time of the stop. The stop was at N. Main Street in Bishop, in the Smart and Final parking lot.
During the contact, Officers became suspicious of the occupants and a search of the vehicle was conducted. Officers recovered the following amounts of suspected illegal drugs inside the vehicle;
1 Kilogram of Cocaine
3 pounds of Methamphetamine
1.3 pounds of Heroin.
Ramon Anton Perez Figueroa, age 30, of Los Angles, and Julio Salvador Rangel, age, 30, of Los Angeles, were arrested for: 11377(A) HS-Possession of controlled substance; 11378 HS-Possession of controlled substance for sale; 11379(A) HS-Transportation of a controlled substance; 182(A)(1) PC-Conspiracy to commit a crime; 11350(A) HS-Possess narcotic controlled substance; 11352(A) HS-Transportation/Sell controlled substance; 11352(B) HS-Transportation/Sell narcotic between counties; and 148.9(A) PC-False ID to Police.
Both subjects were transported to the Inyo County Jail, where they are both being held for $250,000.00 bail and are awaiting arraignment. Further investigation revealed that Suspect Figueroa had multiple warrants for his arrest under a different name(s).
The Bishop Police Department would like to thank the Inyo Narcotic Enforcement Team for their assistance in this case.