Bishop man arrested on drug, counterfeit document charges

– Inyo County Sheriff’s Office press release
On August 13th, 2014 Inyo County Sheriff’s Deputies conducted a traffic stop on a white sedan in the Bishop area. A license check on the driver, Adriana Mendez (age 33) of Bishop, revealed she was driving without a valid license. Adriana was booked at the Inyo County Jail and released on a citation.
Ricardo Mendez

Ricardo Mendez

Deputies identified the front passenger in the vehicle as Ricardo Mendez (age 34) of Bishop. Deputies identified Ricardo as being on formal Inyo County Probation for domestic violence. As part of the terms of his probation, Ricardo was subject to search and test for drugs by any Peace Officer.

Agents with the Inyo Narcotics Enforcement Team assisted with a detailed search of Ricardo which resulted in the discovery of approximately one ounce of methamphetamine concealed within his clothing.

Adriana Mendez

Adriana Mendez

A search of the Mendez’s residence resulted in the discovery of counterfeit government documents (a driver’s license in the name of Ricardo, permanent resident cards in the name of Ricardo and Adriana, and Social Security Cards in the name of Adriana).

Ricardo was arrested and transported to the Inyo County Jail and booked on charges of Possession of a Controlled Substance, Possession of a Controlled Substance

for Sale, and Forgery or Counterfeiting of Seals. Agents will be requesting the District Attorney’s Office also file charges on Adriana for the counterfeit government documents.doc1

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7 Responses to Bishop man arrested on drug, counterfeit document charges

  1. Frank August 19, 2014 at 1:32 pm #

    Thank you, ICSO. More meth off the street, more, um, “mis-documented”, tweekers under wraps.

  2. Rick O'Brien August 19, 2014 at 9:27 pm #

    You got a pass with the domestic violence, Ricardo (probation) Now you just made the big leagues. Congratulations.

  3. joe August 20, 2014 at 12:11 am #

    Great Job Icso Get Them Drug dealers

  4. RM August 20, 2014 at 11:37 am #

    hopefully they’ll learn a lesson with the drugs, by going to the ‘Big house’. the creation of documents seems like it is not too difficult to do.

    • Bob August 20, 2014 at 12:12 pm #

      Sounds like the Big House is going to need an addition built.

  5. Mark August 21, 2014 at 1:15 pm #

    Hey Wayne I think the Owen’s Valley now has more meth dealers then your old home the Antelope Valley.

  6. Wayne Deja August 21, 2014 at 5:34 pm #

    Mark….Take a drive to the Antelope Valley,go about 20 miles East of Lancaster,into the Lake Los Angeles area….or the Littlerock-Pearblossom area east of around a little bit…at night….and see if you STILL think that way…


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