MCSO makes marijuana arrest

monosheriffTraffic stop leads to narcotics arrest in Bridgeport

On the evening of Tuesday, May 6, 2014, at approximately 9:15pm, Mono County Sheriff’s Deputies conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle traveling southbound on Hwy 395 through the community of Bridgeport.

Mark Bishop, age 55, of Claremont, CA, and passenger, Heather Davis, age 25, of Alta Loma, CA, were enroute from Lake Tahoe to Rancho Cucamonga, when they were pulled over by deputies on southbound Hwy 395 at the Walker River Lodge in Bridgeport for several vehicle code violations. As deputies approached the vehicle, an overwhelming odor of marijuana emitted from the vehicle. Both Mr. Bishop and Ms. Davis exited the vehicle.

When asked if any narcotics were present inside the vehicle, Mr. Bishop stated there was marijuana but under the legal parameter of his medical marijuana card. He stated he also had proper, legal documentation to show he could transport the marijuana. Upon a vehicle search, four (4) large trash bags containing 64 pounds (1,024 ounces) of marijuana buds and trimmings; one (1) white plastic bag containing 2.5 pounds (40.23 ounces) of processed marijuana; one (1) white plastic bag containing 10.14 ounces of concentrated cannabis; and one (1) plastic bag, belonging to Ms. Davis, containing cocaine were recovered from the vehicle. The “transportation documents” Mr. Bishop possessed for the transportation of the marijuana was fictitious and did not allow for legal transportation of marijuana.

Mark Anthony Bishop, age 55, of Claremont, CA, was arrested for possession of marijuana for sale; possession of concentrated cannabis; and possession of marijuana over 28.5 grams. Mr. Bishop placed bail and was released from the Mono County Jail.

Heather Ashley Davis, age 25, of Alta Loma, CA, was arrested for possession of marijuana for sale; possession of a narcotic controlled substance; possession of concentrated cannabis; and possession of marijuana over 28.5 grams. Ms. Davis is currently in custody in the Mono County Jail.

All charges for Mr. Bishop and Ms. Davis are pending with the Mono County District Attorney’s Office.

Written and reported by: Jennifer M. Hansen, Public Information Officer



43 Responses to MCSO makes marijuana arrest

  1. I Love To Fish May 8, 2014 at 5:59 pm #

    Mr. Bishop stated there was marijuana but under the legal parameter of his medical marijuana card. – “that’s Maximum of 4 Oz (112 grams)

    He stated he also had proper, legal documentation to show he could transport the marijuana.
    – “Oh a Transportation Manifest for marijuana inventory? those Exist?”

    Upon a vehicle search, four (4) large trash bags containing 64 pounds pounds (1,024 ounces) – “Busted”

    (1) plastic bag, belonging to Ms. Davis, containing cocaine were recovered from the vehicle. – “when did California start the Medical Cocaine Program?”

  2. Cody May 8, 2014 at 7:24 pm #

    When is Mono County going to build a website like Inyo County’s? I want to see the face of these idiots hauling that much weed through our communities.

  3. Wayne Deja May 8, 2014 at 7:48 pm #

    Oh,and I forgot to say….GOOD BUST MCSO !!!!!!!!!!

  4. Desert Tortoise May 8, 2014 at 7:51 pm #

    Thirty year age differential, wonder what their story it.

    • Jack May 9, 2014 at 6:53 am #

      DT: What does that have to do with the story and why is it any of your business?

      • Desert Tortoise May 9, 2014 at 5:18 pm #

        It’s an unusual criminal teaming. You can’t help but wonder who else in their respective families are involved. I doubt they are working alone.

  5. Trouble May 8, 2014 at 8:00 pm #

    Humm, 64 pounds, ill have to agree with Wqayne on this one. But It will be legal real soon.

  6. Rick O'Brien May 8, 2014 at 11:05 pm #

    He bails HIMSELF out but throws his much younger girlfriend under the bus ? Ladies, are you catching this ? Reminds me of an old episode (ancient) of “COPS”

    • Wayne Deja May 9, 2014 at 1:12 pm #

      Rick….In the “doper culture”,that’s almost always how it works,doesn’t it ?…I’m sure even if the bags of pot and the cocaine was (allegedly) his,probably told Law Enforcement it was hers…after he (allegedly) lied about having it in the first place…..sad thing is,when they probably are both out,and going to court on the matter,they’ll appear hand-in-hand walking up the courthouse steps…..

    • Wayne Deja May 10, 2014 at 7:51 pm #

      Rick…I think I remember that old episode of COPS…..Where the young couple is about to both be arrested and then the guy says the weed belongs to the girl….and then the girl begs the “boyfriend” to be honest and to tell the truth….that it’s his….wasn’t the girl also pregnant too ?…yep,male chivalry at it’s best….but like I say,how the dopers and dealers work things…always talking tough about the “snitches and ditches” thing,how they won’t turn on friends….but then when it’s arrest or court time,and they can work a deal with a prosecutor,they will lie and/or turn on someone else in a minute….friends,relatives, wives,girlfriends,etc….all part of the doper game…

  7. Tinner May 9, 2014 at 6:46 am #

    I guess with folks as bright as these two are Tara’s services wern’t needed, she’s still a good girl.
    I bet you could smell the weed coming out of that car if you were standing on the side of the road as it drove by.

  8. Trouble May 9, 2014 at 7:24 am #

    This dude is already out of jail. Our system is a joke.

    • Bob May 9, 2014 at 8:40 am #

      It’s hardly like they are dangerous felons. Our prisons are full of dopers. The war on drugs isn’t working.

    • sugar magnolia May 9, 2014 at 11:54 am #

      not sure what you mean. You do recognize that he has yet to be convicted of any crime, right?

  9. ferdinand lopez May 9, 2014 at 10:30 am #

    everyone complains and whines about the system,but never helps or comes up with any better ideas,sit back at your keyboard and gripe

    • The Aggressive Progressive May 9, 2014 at 11:17 am #

      Well don’t mind if I do ferdinand,
      There is only one conclusion you can draw from the criminal justice systems approach to the “war on drugs”, it has failed comprehensively!
      But it hasn’t failed for everyone, it has worked for some people, it’s worked well for politicians, criminals and terrorists, I mean if the corrections facilities can’t even keep them out of the prisons, how can we honestly think they could ever keep them out of poor communities or out of peoples possession? and somebody please tell me what it is that the Corrections industry actually corrects?
      We live in a system that breeds “deprivation” and rewards shameless competition (capitalism), which leaves us with the platform to perpetuate this very activity that we read in this article..
      Okay so solutions;
      -Treat it as a health and social issue (drug use), move all the funding from the punitive activities and give it to the health and social programs..
      -Keep the penalties in comparison to the harm they cause.
      -Keep penalties to those who are doing high volume transportation, (like in this case)..
      -Educate the youth, Not just these “just say no” slogans, educate them to the point they feel empowered to not have to resort down those paths of obvious danger, but obvious profits.
      -Marijuana has a ridiculous amount of benefits, like climate change mitigation use’s, medicinal use’s, and so on and so forth, but if you aren’t aware of that now, you have ate up too much of the propaganda and your a lost cause and should probably stop voting..

      The sad thing is most people who have to report this as “news”, know it is not breaking news, and then there is the crowd like Cody, who like to see and shame others for breaking the law within this status quo, when the accepted social norm is to go out and get plastered wasted by BOOZE, when it wasn’t long ago society and the law figured it was better off legal and regulated…. How many lives do we have to sacrifice with these draconian drug sentences to people just like you and me, before we really make the change that is needed for the generations after us??

      • erik simpson May 9, 2014 at 2:04 pm #

        Marijuana can mitigate climate change? Far out!

      • Eastside Bum May 9, 2014 at 9:56 pm #

        You said “we live in a system that breeds deprivation”. Deprived of what? If that means the chance to be a successful, productive human being, I don’t believe you’re correct. Dealing, using, or transporting marijuana is not a legal means to a happy life. Most of society chooses to live in reality, and drugs such as these are illegal for good reason.

        Kudos to Mono County Sheriffs Dept for doing their jobs. Let’s hope that, years from now, our “Medical marijuana experiment” will be seen for what it is, a big mistake.

        • The Aggressive Progressive May 12, 2014 at 11:09 am #

          here’s a debate worthy of my time..

          Eastside bum,
          I see us living in a system that breeds deprivation because of these facts and factors in our daily lives;
          -In a scarcity driven economy (the idea of “not enough to go around”) breeds and reinforces the competitive “every man for himself” attitude.. driven basically by fear, explains how in history over and over we find the ruling class in bed with the economic class.
          -Deprivation comes in “absolute” and “relative” deprivation, however you look at it, what we are left with is the same result = Dehumanizing wealth stratification occurring today continues to create complex destabilizing psycho-social problems, long considered a incentive for social progress, class difference and wealth imbalance has turned out to be a powerful public health issue, generating massive psychological and sociological distortion….
          -If our economic system didn’t perpetuate deprivation, then why would we be left with more empty house’s then we do homeless people? Why have homeless people when there’s obvious structures to live in?
          -the more income gap (between wealthy and poor) the more violence and crime.
          -The US has the biggest wealth gaps in the world, also has the most violence and public health compared to any other first world nation.
          -Economic Deprivation is inherent in our social system.. please wake up!

          and yes eric, Marijuana can be used to mitigate climate change, in more then one avenue, and Benett is right, it needs to be studied by credible US Labs for more factual info, other then the propaganda that some of you eat up and still repeat…

          How in this current economic model are we supposed to keep cyclical consumption flowing, generating the flow of money, generating jobs, generating economic growth?? Our planet is not a inventory of goods.. and how do we continue to keep the blame away form these obvious causalities of the economic model?

          Poverty and inequality are technically unnecessary, given the state of our capacity to meet human needs and maintain ecological balance.

        • The Aggressive Progressive May 12, 2014 at 11:18 am #

          “most violence and -worst- public health compared to any other first world nation”.. I forgot the word “worst” but go ahead and keep patting each other on the backs, whatever makes you feel better about yourself I guess..

        • The Aggressive Progressive May 12, 2014 at 3:51 pm #

          It’s funny how anybody can talk about reality, we live and contribute to a limited perspective of reality, in a multi-dimensional reality…

          Deprived of what? Seriously? who here can logically or morally answer the question how and why we have more vacant homes then Homeless people? and what about the percentage of homeless that are Veterans? WTF America?

          It’s obvious this distorted perspective of looking the other way to deprivation has become normality.

          • The Aggressive Progressive May 12, 2014 at 3:58 pm #

            Shake off the shackles of common perception and take a look at what is going with your Country/Earth…..

      • Wayne Deja May 10, 2014 at 12:23 pm #

        So lets see….using marijuana not only prevents cancer….it cures it….it prevents and cures asthma… solves the problem of alcoholism and the use of harder drugs…it makes people drive better,do better at their jobs,it makes them age slower….makes people healthier by using it….it makes people smarter….it’s going to solve the energy problems of the World….and now I find out by legalizing and using marijuana it’s going to end global warming and the climate change going on now…..have I missed anything else ??

        • Benett Kessler May 10, 2014 at 12:28 pm #

          Yes. You missed the fact that the US has never conducted research to verify benefits of marijuana because it has been labeled a Class 1 drug and unavailable for research. Instead of ongoing diatribes, we might recognize that research needs to be done. Other countries have carried out studies and have information about benefits of cannabis. Benett Kessler

          • Wayne Deja May 10, 2014 at 5:17 pm #

            Benett….There might be a reason for that.Obvious to many doctors and experts there is no way inhaling big puffs of smoke into your lungs could possibly be good for you.And looking into many Colorado incidents……so far…ingesting it like it’s some kind of health food seems to be causing a lot of problems for some too.All the research any logical person over the age of 21 that wants to have a happy life and a good future has to really do is,like I’ve stated before….is to do a little experiment, like I’ll admit I even conducted doing not too long ago in the past…get yourself a little bud of good weed….sit on your couch and turn on the T.V. with no plans to do anything worth-while for the rest of the night….and fire away with the rolling papers and a match or lighter….and about 20 minutes later,ask yourself “Can I safely drive a vehicle right now?…Would I want my kids doing this type of thing on a regular basis….or hanging around other kids that do ?….Would I want to set out at 7 A.M. feeling this way and trying to do my job ?.Do I think if I were to do this on a regular basis I’d be healthier in 5 years ?….or happier?.If my best friends came by right now would I want to answer the knock at the door and expect to carry-on a normal conversation ?..If my house were to catch fire,could I safely navigate my way out the front or back door ?…if I did walk outside,happened to stumble down the stairs and into my cactus plant face-first,could I drive myself to the hospital ?..sadly,with the “experiment” I conducted,the answer to all,or at least most of those questions, was either no….or I would have some trouble doing it.

          • Benett Kessler May 11, 2014 at 7:46 am #

            Wayne, I am referring to actual scientific research to determine medicinal and other values, not sitting on your couch to see how high you get. People can and do alter their consciousness with any number of substances. That is a personal responsibility to handle. You certainly seem preoccupied with marijuana. BK

          • Wayne Deja May 11, 2014 at 8:34 am #

            Benett….Yeah,your probably right….maybe it can,and does help ease the pain and problems that go along with cancer patients,and other really bad health problems….and thinking it even might do so is why I, along with the majority of California voters went along with the med-marijuana thing when it was on the ballot…and I still go along with that…for those that might need it..but not a reason to legalize it for everyone..or the crazy assumptions some try to spin-it saying it’s the “cure-all solution” to global warming,how it makes people more aware of their surroundings and a better driver,how it’s going to end the energy crisis,among many other benifits that will save the World and make it a better,safer place to live….that kinda talk is what ruins it for those that it might help..and should offend those that it actually does help….but your right about the preoccupied statement……maybe it’s because I’ve seen and witnessed how abusing it can preoccupy some peoples lives when they become habitual users.

          • Mongo the Idiot May 11, 2014 at 11:47 am #

            This is much worse than weed and we all have loads of it when we drive through Bridgeport!

            You dope smokers are going to choke your lungs out.
            Try Marijuana butter…

        • Recidi May 11, 2014 at 11:56 am #

          In regards to your comment about inhaling smoke; quite a few pot users are taking advantage of the humidifiers and that is what studies are looking at now.

    • Trouble May 9, 2014 at 3:58 pm #

      Ferdinand the solution is to stop the revolving doors and legalize all these petty crimes. When it comes to pot this is proabition almost a hundred years later all over again.

      • Wayne Deja May 10, 2014 at 7:05 am #

        Trouble….First,we were ALL hearing how in the 2014 California elections legal marijuana would be on the ballot,voted on and legalized….now we’re hearing it will be on the ballot in 2016….problem with that will be California….and other states and their voters will see what a mistake Colorado made by voting on and legalizing….already happening if you can find a website not set up by Colorado marijuana users and dealers and entrapenours…vehicle accidents by those driving stoned…users catching their garages and basements on fire when they try to cook up additives with a propane torch….an increase in domestic violence….family problems when 16 year-olds start using the families backyards as a marijuana plantation thinking of it as a way to get high for free as well as making their millions of tax-free dollars selling their “crop” to friends and people on the street corner at lower prices than the “pot stores” do…kids and babies eating their parents and siblings brownies and ending up in the ER…family pets eating food laced with pot and either ending up at the vet…or dead….and like in this story..doubt these two were going to just use their (alleged)64+pounds of pot for their “medical problems”,or if they were to (allegedly) sell the weed be reporting it on their 1099 income tax form..

        • Trouble May 10, 2014 at 5:43 pm #

          One word Wayne, wrong!

  10. ferdinand lopez May 10, 2014 at 9:36 am #

    well written,still doesn’t mean dookie,you have no idea what kind of damage “lightening up” on drug criminals could do,just because people want to be stoned or wasted doesn’t mean its o.k.,giving up is not an option or an answer,one thing is for sure,as long as people have are weak minded enough to turn their heads on the remarkable damage drugs cause,the war will continue

    • Trouble May 12, 2014 at 6:24 am #

      Ferdinand, this war on drugs is really a war own our own people . Like it or not, it is . It will end.

  11. Desert Tortoise May 11, 2014 at 12:07 pm #

    A research biologist and his wife have been heavily involved in identifying the risks to wildlife posed by the highly toxic rat poisons used by marijuana farmers in the Sierra Nevada. The rat poisons are infiltrating the food chain, accumulating in the livers and kidneys of higher order predators who eat the rats and mice that ingest that poison, eventually killing them.

    Due to this biologists detailed research on the subject, his faithful dog was recently killed, poisoned by the same horrible rat poisons he was studying, a warning to him to back off. Police cannot obtain any cooperation from the local Sierra Nevada population, letters to the editor in local newspapers and on local blogs warn that “snitches end up in ditches” and otherwise tell the biologist he got was he deserved. More recently there have been attempts to break into his home at night while he and his wife slept.

    This summer he plans to research the effects of these poisons on hunters and their families who eat meat that is likely contaminated with rat poisons. And all of this just to grow marijuana. Ruin our land and wildlife, kill a biologists dog, write threatening letters in the local blogs, make threatening e-mails (some of which were traced to Mexico) all to protect this wonderful weed. Excuse me if I have utter contempt for those who use it and those who produce it. Both should be locked away for as long as possible. Legalize it? You have to be kidding me.

    • Total Buffoonery May 11, 2014 at 1:51 pm #

      Desert Tortoise, the lawlessness and environmental damage you describe has been going on for over four decades in the Emerald Triangle which is Trinity, Humboldt and Mendocino Counties. Siskiyou, Shasta and Tehama Counties have similar problems. Besides the rat poisons used, growers kill the deer that try to feed on the plants, and sometimes people, they leave plastic buckets, chicken wire, black plastic pipe and an abundance of trash all over our public and private lands. The cartels have been moving into these areas, as well as the Sierra Nevada’s, over the last 20 years because of the low risk and high profits. The bottom line is that marijuana has more to do with profits for a majority of its supporters, than it does with any other aspect of the issues surrounding it. I wonder if it is truly possible to decriminalize the growing and use of marijuana and not have the continuing disregard the marijuana sub-culture has for the rule of law and the rights of their neighbors.

      • Ken Warner May 11, 2014 at 7:18 pm #

        If and when a pack of marijuana cigarettes can be bought at the local liquor store for about the same price as a pack of tobacco cigarettes, then that will be the end of the clandestine growers.

        • Wayne Deja May 12, 2014 at 7:46 am #

          Ken….very true…..which will never happen….If,or when marijuana is legalized across the board,first thing that would happen is the drug cartels would thrive by beating the prices..and taxes…. of the pot stores…..then.later on,pot users would realize they could then beat the prices of the cartels by growing their own….an easy thing to do…..get high for free as well as profit by selling to those that aren’t growing their own…..why would anyone continue paying $60-70 for an eighth of good weed in the “stores” that would be sprouting up like wildflowers in the spring when they could either pay $ 40 for the same thing on the street(the cartels or people growing and selling…or both)…or pay nothing….and profit from growing their own ????

    • sugar magnolia May 12, 2014 at 8:53 am #

      DT, your conclusion is odd….everything you say leads to the opposite conclusion that you ended your statement with.

      If it is legal, all those things you complain about go away. Personally, I tired of pot decades ago, my goal is to eradicate the cartels making bank on pot, hurting the environment and people.

  12. Mr. Pickles May 11, 2014 at 7:24 pm #

    It’s hard to believe that we are still having the same conversations about marajuana. It’s not even close to being in the same class as alchohal, meth, or heroin. Just because medical marijuana is legal in California that doesn’t mean it legal to drive under the influence of any drug or carry anymore than a small amount of marijuana for personal consumption. That won’t change even if marijuana is eventually legalized here. The prohibition of marijuana has created cartels that are poisoning our public lands and destabilizing the Mexican government and ours too. It is now unsafe to enter vast areas of the US that I used to explore twenty years ago. Just saying it is time to move on.

    • Ken Warner May 12, 2014 at 8:45 am #

      It’s easy (for me) to hypothesize that drug cartel money flows into our Congress disguised as “Anti-Drug” or “War on Drug” money and then those in Congress that feel like they are protecting the public — from something — keep voting to keep pot and other drugs under strict control. Which only keeps the Cartels swimming in money.

      Something similar is going on with keeping our borders so porous with an immigration policy that is a failure.

    • Desert Tortoise May 12, 2014 at 10:24 am #

      S-M, there is cigarette and alcohol smuggling going on right this very minute as people try to dodge the tax man. You don’t see so much of it out west, but in places like Kentucky and Ohio you see a lot of it. “Legal” or not, these addictions attract criminal behaviors. Don’t be so naive to believe that legalizing it fixes everything. Those growers are never going to abide by laws.

      • Ken Warner May 12, 2014 at 11:52 am #

        Don’t let perfect stand in the way of good.


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