More than 64 pounds of marijuana were seized from a couple travelling through Bridgeport on Tuesday night.
Driver Mark Bishop, 55, of Claremont, Calif., and Heather Davis, 25, of Alta Loma, Calif., were southbound on Highway 395 when they were stopped at 9:15 p.m. by Mono County deputies.
According to the Sheriff’s Office, the couple were en route from Lake Tahoe to Rancho Cucamonga.
Deputies reported that there was an overwhelming smell of marijuana coming from the vehicle as they approached it.
Both Bishop and Davis got out of the car. Deputies asked if there was any narcotics in the vehicle, and Bishop said there was marijuana in the vehicle, but that he had a medical marijuana card. He said he had legal documentation that showed he was permitted to transport the marijuana.
Deputies searched the vehicle and found four large trash bags containing 64 pounds of marijuana buds and trimmings, a white plastic bag with 2.5 pounds of processed marijuana, a white plastic bag with 10.4 ounces of concentrated cannabis and a plastic bag belonging to Davis containing cocaine.
Deputies examined Bishop’s documents authorizing transport of the marijuana and determined they were fictitious.
Bishop was arrested for possession of marijuana for sale, possession of concentrated cannabis, and possession of marijuana over 28.5 grams. Bishop posted bail and was released from the Mono County Jail.
Davis, 25, 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. As of Thursday, she was in custody in the Mono County Jail.
All charges are pending with the Mono County District Attorney’s Office.