Arrest on charge of methamphetamine sales

Dustin Smith

Dustin Smith

(Press Release) Agents with the Inyo Narcotics Enforcement Team (INET) concluded a drug investigation in the Bishop area into the sales of methamphetamine.  The investigation resulted inetin one arrest and the seizure of a large amount of drugs.

On the evening of Friday, 04/04/2014, INET Agents along with the assistance of the Inyo County Sheriff’s Department, conducted a search at a residence on Tu Su Lane.  The search was part of an investigation into Dustin Anthony Smith (age 26), a resident of Bishop, for the sale and possession for sale of methamphetamine.  At the residence, INET Agents seized approximately one pound of methamphetamine which resulted in the arrest of Smith.

Through investigation, INET Agents believe Smith was a mid-level dealer who received large amounts of methamphetamine (of a pound or more per shipment) from a wholesale–level supplier.  In turn, Smith would then supply smaller quantities of methamphetamine to street-level dealers in Inyo and Mono Counties for them to sell.

INET Agents began the investigation into Smith when they received information he was involved in criminal drug activity.  Smith was booked at the Inyo County Jail for Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, Possession of a Controlled Substance, Possession of a Controlled Substance for Sales, and Felony Child Endangerment.

 

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18 Responses to Arrest on charge of methamphetamine sales

  1. The Aggressive Progressive April 8, 2014 at 11:46 am #

    I’m telling you folks, this stuff is as cheaper as it ever has been, and now people can order it online… like it or not it’s a fact!
    So who is really winning this battle??
    Oh but good job to law enforcement for dealing with the surface manifestations of a bigger problem…

     
  2. Wayne Deja April 8, 2014 at 1:23 pm #

    Aggressive Progressive……You ask who’s really winning the battle on illegal drugs….What do you suggest doing ?…..certainly not suggesting just making them all legal……are you ?…………Meth,and other hard drugs aren’t the same as pot…..pot just makes you stupid and lazy…..meth brings on a lot of bad things,not only to the user,but his family,neighbors,co-workers,if they have a job and co-workers….in general,all of society suffers….in Oregon,in some of those little towns,problems with meth use and dealing can tear apart a whole neighborhood….or the whole town…people wandering around all-hours of the night and day,stealing and robbing and burglarizing…Salem,Oregon(a big city) has the worst meth problem I ever saw…..and then,the problems starting spreading to the smaller nearby towns….log-on to “Statesman Journal-Crimes and Courts” and take a look at their “citizen RIMS,like what the ICSO provides our area with…..check out THEIR arrests and inmates,and the crimes some of them do..you’ll be amazed…the only solution to the drug problem with meth and hard drugs isn’t to either legalize it or feel LE should turn their backs on it….all that can be done is doing what LE is doing,such as with this case….lock em’ up and get em’ off the streets…and ,hopefully,their time in jail or prison will teach them a lesson,and/or give them time to clean up their act and get off the dope…not to ignore it or legalize it and then sit back and watch the whole County go to hell.

     
    • The Aggressive Progressive April 8, 2014 at 2:34 pm #

      Well thanks for asking Wayne, allow me to further explain myself;
      I ask who is winning the battle because it seems the one who is on the “good side” of this issue is loosing (Law Enforcement) and the people that this effects directly and indirectly are loosing also, and it seems the perpetuation of this is what our current social structure wants, especially the institutions that make a living off the current status quo..
      Also Wayne I must say that we live in a society where it’s common to have limited dimensions of perspective in a multi dimensional reality, so I don’t expect to have people understand where I am coming from because we have pressures all around us to think and act in certain ways, because it works for the established institutions to keep us in outdated social structures because that is how they keep their power, they don’t keep there power if we were allowed to merge with the ever emerging world around us…
      Here’s a point to that; Our entire market economy is driven by inefficiency and turnover, to keep the cycle of money flowing, so we must consume to keep the flow flowing… so when it comes to having a energy sustainability or anything that try’s to bring a sustainable way of life, it is a loosing battle until we deal with the core problems in our market economy that Looks at our planet as a inventory of goods to be exploited for profit.. and that has become normality in our perspectives in a very destructive way…
      So you ask what we should do about the drug problem? what are the structural causalities that initiates those to be susceptible to use drugs over others? we all know the main cause of child abuse is POVERTY, over and over we take society off the hook.. You can’t separate something form which the environment that it lives in!
      We have other countries, like Portugal, where we can see other approaches that do work to mitigate such problems in society…
      Treat it as a human health issue, stop with the draconian sentences, and stop wasting tax dollars on practices and procedures that have obvious counter productive measures for society…

      Wayne, I don’t expect you to see the light from my texts, but do understand this topic goes a lot deeper then the thought some give it..

      And you know what? time is ticking for us to align with the natural order of laws (nature), but the active institutions today want to keep it the way it is….

      Truth is a emergent distinction…just like the knowledge i share is a extension of the experience and knowledge before me.. I don’t own anything, not even my ideas, once we realize we are apart of everything around us, we look at everything as a piece of ourselves, and not something we can abuse and exploit…

      But again we live in limited dimensions of perspective in a multi dimensional reality.. in other words we shoot ourselves in the foot by having “closed minds”.

       
  3. The Aggressive Progressive April 8, 2014 at 2:42 pm #

    Here’s is a interesting interview, It shows how in history, when people side with the “Bad crowds” within the cultural norms at the time, we gain and have gained (as humans) a lot of freedoms today we take for granted…

    Check it…

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jBd8qNH1Kus

     
  4. chris April 8, 2014 at 7:56 pm #

    Dear A/P, Just one point: Child Abuse knows no economic boundaries – poverty, wealth, lavish lifestyles to child trafficking. Poverty is not the root of child abuse; human greed and lack of social conscience is.

     
    • The Aggressive Progressive April 10, 2014 at 8:33 am #

      Yes correct, in a general perspective “poverty” is a lead indicator of child abuse, I wasn’t limiting it to the poor, I was just stating another downfall of our current economic realities, and the perpetuation of..

       
  5. Rick O'Brien April 8, 2014 at 9:35 pm #

    It HAS to be pretty much common knowledge of how addictive & nasty meth is, RIGHT ? So what is it that makes an individual take that very FIRST hit off a pipe, KNOWING what the dire consequences will be ??? There are tons of photo’s online of before and after people who have fallen into the pit. Maybe you should post some of them Bennett. If it stopped just ONE kid from ever taking that first hit, it would be SO worth it. Meth is the scourge of the earth…

     
    • The Aggressive Progressive April 10, 2014 at 8:42 am #

      And “thou shall not kill”, how well does that keep people from doing that to another…
      Just look how “glorified” drugs use and all the bad elements are on TV, Movies, etc… how does a developing teenager look at such portrayals, ad the factor of not having the household structure some are fortunate enough to have, and how the practice that law enforcement implements isn’t helping society either.

      Yes meth is the scourge of the Earth, along with the idea the planet being a inventory of goods to profit off of… call me a anti capitalist or un-American, but it’ just an unsustainable practice no matter how good it works for some today.

      Yes it is common knowledge, then again where does one get their info from?

       
    • The Aggressive Progressive April 10, 2014 at 9:01 am #

      Rick,
      There has to be a system reference, You can’t have any behavior in a system that isn’t reinforced by the system, if it’s not structurally reinforced, it doesn’t matter what your moral codes are, people are going to continue to deviate towards what is working, and corruption and abuse and exploitation is what works in this model, because it based on that fundamental predication..

       
  6. Desert Tortoise April 9, 2014 at 6:56 am #

    I guess I have a hard time with this notion that somehow law enforcement and the courts are invested in continuing drug abuse because it keeps them employed. I know there is a lot of dishonesty in government but that claim is beyond what any reasonable person can stomach. I know enough cops to know that is not the case.

     
    • The Aggressive Progressive April 10, 2014 at 8:47 am #

      Bring some facts DT, What is Gov’t for? Gov’t is for the inefficiencies of the economy, that being said it is obvious how out of control our Gov’t has became…

      Gov’t no longer regulates business, Business regulates gov’t in this current normality..
      with that backwards approach anything that has to do with cultural or environmental sustainability, happens to be second to economic growth.. and we accept that?

       
  7. Ken Warner April 10, 2014 at 11:20 am #

    I pretty much agree with what you say. I might say it different but mean the same thing. The U.S. is a corporatocracy that is bought and paid for by big business.

    Elected officials are just the winners of the money contest called “Fund Raising”.

    As for drugs. If some smart person really tracked the money the politicians get to fight the War on Drugs, I can easily imagine some of that money coming from drug cartels all over the World. What’s better to keep the price of drugs high than to have a bunch of people trying to catch the dealers.

    Another necessary condition is an apathetic and ignorant constituency. Only about half the eligible voters in the U.S. actually vote. 1 out of every 5 people are functional illiterates. Half of Americans think extraterrestrials have visited the Earth and believe in angels. Ask just about anybody what an extraterrestrial or a vampire looks like and you will get an answer.

    Do I have an answer? Nope. Maybe the coming, World wide Ebola pandemic will thin the herd in a good way. I just shrug and watch…..

     
    • Benett Kessler April 10, 2014 at 11:28 am #

      If you knew that we’re all in this together, perhaps you would have more understanding and concern for others instead of disdain.
      Benett Kessler

       
    • Trouble April 10, 2014 at 12:06 pm #

      That Ebola comment is one hell of ending there Ken. I like it!

       
    • they do exist April 10, 2014 at 2:47 pm #

      I like your post, but have to disagree about he aliens and angles comment.

      First of all, I’m a hard core Athiest, and I do not believe in god.

      However, I do believe that Angels do exist (just not the kind you read about in scripture.. or maybe they are!). I believe that we all have the ability to come into contact with Angels (or spiritual life forms) within our minds. I know this is hard to explain, but this experience i speak of is the new frontier on “exploration,” and it’s all within our own bodies.

      Personally, I’ve never tried DMT (spirit molecule), but this would be the gateway (so to speak) to interacting with “Angels!” As you know, our “real” world is only an illusion generated from our minds, there’s much more than we allow ourselves to “see.”

      Remember, you are everything and everything is you..

       
      • Ken Warner April 10, 2014 at 8:40 pm #

        Here you go Benett. And it’s me right because I disdain? Better start praying to your gods that we aren’t all in this together.

        http://www.outsidethebeltway.com/more_americans_believe_in_angels_than_global_warming/

        Percentage of Americans who believe in angels: 55
        Percentage of Americans who believe in evolution: 39
        Percentage of Americans who believe in anthropogenic global warming: 36
        Percentage of Americans who believe in ghosts: 34
        Percentage of Americans who believe in UFOs: 34

        http://sunnewsonline.com/new/?p=59346

        The Federal Government yesterday admitted that Nigeria is in danger of the deadly Ebola virus from immigrants fleeing from the Democratic Republic of Congo, pouring into Chad and Cameroun, who are Nigeria’s neighbours.

        Warning that there was no vaccine against Ebola and Lassa fever, the government urged Nigerians to take precautions which include seeing the doctor immediately one is feverish as the three-day after medication theory cannot apply because Ebola kills very fast. It advised constant washing of hands after each activity, avoid eating fruits without washing them as well as stop eating fruits that have been eaten by bats as there may have been infected by the Ebola virus.

        The deadly Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) has spread across West Africa with 137 cases and 100 deaths recorded since January this year.

        There is no cure or treatment for Ebola. It’s 90% fatal.

         
  8. ferdinind lopez April 10, 2014 at 4:44 pm #

    knuckleheads original question was whos winning this battle, the answer is ……..dentists ,

     
    • The Aggressive Progressive April 11, 2014 at 11:42 am #

      Knucklehead was a very relevant thing to call me in my juvenile days, thankfully I have emerged to respect the world around me and not listen to the propaganda that is force feed from many angles…
      Unfortunately the Earth is loosing the battle, and we have “knuckleheads” that convince themselves that “climate change” is just the second coming of “Jesus” so what we do to the planet is irrelevant..

       

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