On February 16, 2012 at 2308 hours, the suspect, James Michael Degroot, 26 of West Hollywood, was stopped for a minor traffic infraction by a Bishop Police Officer near the Bishop Country Club on Highway 395.. During the contact, a search of the vehicle was conducted and Officers said they recovered a large mason jar with marijuana inside; two small plastic bags with marijuana; and one digital scale.
It was determined the total amount of Marijuana recovered from the vehicle during the search was
Degroot was arrested for 11357(c) HS-Possession of over 1 Ounce Marijuana and
11359 HS-Possession of Marijuana for Sale. Degroot was transported to the Inyo County Jail and he is
currently out on bail for the above listed charges.