High-school high? Bishop residents arrested for pot sales

Two Bishop residents, 48-year-old Jeff Clifton Paco Sr., and a male juvenile, have been arrested for sales of marijuana, among other charges, with information that sales were allegedly taking place in and around Bishop Union High School.

An investigation by the Inyo Narcotics Enforcement Team led to the arrests.

According to a press release from INET, Friday, March 23, INET agents along with members of  the Inyo County Special Enforcement Detail, Inyo County Sheriff’s deputies and Bishop Police Department and CHP officers, executed a search warrant at a residence in the Bishop area.

The search resulted in the arrests of Paco Sr. and a male juvenile, both of Bishop. Paco Sr. was arrested and booked for sales of marijuana, maintaining a residence for sales of drugs, possession of narcotics paraphenalia, child endangerment and contributing to the delinquency of a minor.

Paco Sr. was taken to Inyo County Jail in Independence with bail set at $10,000.

The male juvenile was taken into custody for sales of marijuana and transported to the Inyo County Juvenile Detention Center.

The press release states that during the course of the investigation, INET agents received information that some of the sales of marijuana were occurring in and around Bishop High School.  INET agents are continuing the investigations and and said they will be working to apprehend anyone who facilitates the illegal sale of drugs.


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13 Responses to High-school high? Bishop residents arrested for pot sales

  1. NewEra March 27, 2012 at 1:26 pm #

    Truth of the matter is, these kids that decide to use pot will still be able to find there weed, marijuana is readily accessable to whom ever wants to use it. those of you who think legalizing marijuana will turn your world upside down, think again. To waste our resources on making pot users out to be criminals just for what little damage they are doing to only themselves is rediculous.
    I dont agree with adults pushing marijuana or anything that is gonna stunt the mental development of our youth, but then again pushing our youth in the confinement or probation rarely helps, especailly when the problem is only marijuana use.
    I see a problem off the more illicit substances in our valley that does make people into hookers, and killers. Why is that not being addressed to its full potential?
    Again prove me wrong!! ??

    • Wayne Deja March 27, 2012 at 3:11 pm #

      One thing for teen-agers to experiment with pot while in high-school…with OTHER teen-agers…..just about all of us been there,done that…

      • Benett Kessler March 27, 2012 at 4:54 pm #

        Wayne, I edited your comment because everything is currently an allegation. We can wait to condemn the accused if he is found guilty.

  2. Jackie March 27, 2012 at 3:17 pm #

    Address the alcohol problem in this valley then worry about the drugs! Why is the number one killer tobacco and alcohol both legal and Marijuana is not? Answer me that folks don’t hide behind your beautiful manicured lawns and your cushy jobs go have another drink on me!!!

    • Trouble March 27, 2012 at 5:26 pm #

      Jackie- good job. I agree:)

      • NewEra March 27, 2012 at 7:39 pm #

        Good One!! That’s what I am talking about!!!

  3. sierragrl March 27, 2012 at 7:34 pm #

    as a parent who has raised three children into adulthood, I’ve come to the conclusion that I’d rather they smoke pot then drink. (I’d rather they did neither). It has become evident that alcohol is the drug that makes people the most out of control, BY FAR! Now that doesn’t mean I condone selling pot at the school or to minors. It is a problem though. Why do people get in more trouble for pot then the much more problematic alcohol? We should legalize it, no question. But I’d love to cigarettes banned! I’d also like to see the blood alcohol levels for driving RAISED (yes I said raised) to a level more reflective of impairment, but then have much higher consequences, such as one year in jail for the first offense. I think that would truly diminish the negative effects of drunk driving.

    • Trouble March 28, 2012 at 5:34 am #

      Sierragrl- I agree with most of what you say, but I don’t think banning cigarettes or locking up people for a year will do any one any good. I would suggest taking a person drivers license away for maybe a year or two for drunk driving. On the cigarette issue I don’t think we should even try to criminalize these people at all.

      My argument to you is do you want to see your love ones go to jail for a year for something I dare to say 90 % of the people have done at some point in their lives?

      • sierragrl March 28, 2012 at 11:30 am #

        you totally missed my point trouble. If they raise the limits to truly reflect impairment, then yes, I want myself or family members to go to jail if they drive drunk. That is the problem with .08….people drive at it because they aren’t impaired. Set the level appropriately, then enforce it vigorously.

        • Benett Kessler March 28, 2012 at 12:01 pm #

          I think the confusion here is that actually lowering the blood alcohol limit would catch more people, which means a higher bar of behavior. So, sierragrl, I think you support, for instance, a .06 or lower as the legal limit? Benett

          • Wayne Deja March 28, 2012 at 12:51 pm #

            Benett…..Maybe I’m wrong ,but withsierragrl’s reply,I think she wants the just the opposite…. sounds like she wants it to be OK for people to drink and drive at .08 level…maybe RAISE it to .12 or something like that to make it a DUI…so it would be OK to drive drunk… as long as your not REALLY drunk…then if you do that,you’ll get in big trouble.Let’s see…sierragrl wants to legalize marijuana,wants to RAISE the DUI level above .08…..If that were to ever happen….which,of course,it never will,the highways would be like going to an amusement park and riding bumper-cars.Or playing dodge-ball…in vehicles.

  4. Wayne Deja March 27, 2012 at 8:50 pm #

    sierragrl….So you want to see the blood alcohol level RAISED in order for a DUI?…In 1971,my brother and his friend went into the USMC,got through boot camp,and were stationed in Memphis,Tennessee to start their military careers…..Four months later,they both were riding on my brothers motorcycle,and were BOTH killed when a drunk driver ran into the back of them while they waited for a red light to change…by a guy that,according to police reports blew an 09 level.If you want to raise the legal alcohol level in order for a police officer to issue a DUI to a driver that is unsafe on the highway,let me show you the report of this accident,where the motorcycle ended up,and what happened to the two riders, and maybe you would change your mind real quick.

  5. NewEra March 28, 2012 at 11:16 am #

    What I am trying to address is the fact, Marijuana is way less harmful then a lot of other vices you can turn too. we all know that!!!
    For the responsible people out there I feel they should at least be given the option and not have the local cops pick and choose who they want to cite. I have seen it, cops kids and those in the in crowd of the up standing citizens, dont get charged.
    It has been a proven medicine for those that are deathly ill.
    but mainstream keeps telling us that moderate alcohol consumption is a life savor?


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