Bishop Man Sentenced in Drug Case

In Inyo County Court news, 50 year old Bishop resident Lance Overton was sentenced to a year in the County Jail on methamphetamine charges.

Deputy DA Joel Samuels reports that on April 27 of 2007, Inyo Sheriffs Deputies and INET officers arrested Overton at the Independence landfill office where he worked. A search of the office turned up nine individual baggies of methamphetamine totaling 14.98 grams, cash and a digital scale, Samuels explained.

Overton also owns Zees Flowers in Bishop, but the Deputy DA reports that while Overton admitted to using methamphetamine with friends at the store, he denied selling the narcotic out of that location.

Overton was sentenced to 365 days in the county jail, plus five years of probation for possession of methamphetamine for sale.

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