Bishop Police arrest three on drug charges

bishop_pd300.jpgAt nearly 1:30 Monday morning at North Sierra Highway at Barlow Lane, Bishop Police stopped a man for what they called a minor traffic infraction. Officers said that they conducted a search of the vehicle, confiscated illegal narcotics and arrested the driver and two passengers.

Police said officers recovered a scale, plastic containers, stash cans, packaging materials and numerous illegal narcotics. The narcotics included 126 ecstasy pills, 100 hydrocodone pills, 14 testosterone pills, 7.4 grams of cocaine and 184 grams of marijuana.

Officers arrested Raymond Louis Rodrigues, 25, of Upland; Toni Lorell Zarate, 27 of Azusa; and Ky Ta, 38, of Alta Loma. Police said the three individuals were arrested for possession of marijuana over 28.5 grams, possession of marijuana for sale, possession of narcotics, possession of narcotics for sale, and transportation of a controlled substance.

Officers took all three to the Inyo County Jail where they were reported to be waiting for arraignment.


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6 Responses to Bishop Police arrest three on drug charges

  1. concerned April 29, 2013 at 9:01 pm #

    Not a big deal really. Drug dealers busted in Mammoth with the same things only get 6 mos in county jail. Not an effective deterrent…

  2. Wayne Deja April 29, 2013 at 9:40 pm #

    Looks like another of those “unusual” arrests when marijuana users and dealers are ALSO (allegedly) dealing the other harder drugs too….That seems like a heck of a smorgasboard of dope they found in that vehicle !!

    • Rethinking Prohibition April 30, 2013 at 9:06 am #

      Perhaps its time to study how society came to grips and dealt with prohibition (1920 – 1933.)

    • Trouble May 2, 2013 at 6:23 am #

      In our day, I repeat, our day, there were a lot more drugs going around and people called it partying. There was no war on drug /youth and if you were polite to the police they usually treated you as a normal human. Now they ruin your life and put your picture on the front page of the local gossip machine for a joint. Then they say ” see what drugs can do to you”. Am I wrong?

      I don’t like people doing hard drugs or drinking to much, but our gov’t has no right to declare war on the people suffering the most.

  3. Trouble April 30, 2013 at 7:22 am #

    Damn kids!

  4. ferdinand lopez May 1, 2013 at 11:34 am #

    quit buying it and they wont have anyone to sell it to


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