Eagle-eyed CSP-SAC officers make back-to-back contraband seizures

CDCR Correctional Officers are exceedingly good at seizing contraband and alert officers at California State Prison, Sacramento (CSP-SAC) recently reinforced that fact when they struck blows against smuggling efforts on back-to-back days.

Here’s how the cases went down:

At about 10 a.m. on Jan. 29, a Correctional Officer in the Minimum Support Facility noted that the screws holding up at air vent didn’t match. One screw was newer than the other.

The officer removed the vent and found ten cell phones with chargers, three pre-paid phone cards for $35 each, two plastic bags with a green leafy substances, a bottle of unknown pills and a soldering iron with solder.

Then at about 11:35 p.m. on Jan. 30, a Correctional Officer in the Minimum Support Facility spotted an inmate acting suspiciously outside a dorm.

The officer watched the inmate take a bag from a person who then fled. The officer handcuffed the inmate and found the bag contained contraband.

CDCR staff conducted a foot search of the area. Officers and a K-9 unit from the Folsom Police Department joined the search. The second suspect was not found.

Seized were 31 cell phones with chargers, 8.7 ounces of marijuana, more than a pound of tobacco, rolling papers, a digital scale, and several head phones and thumb drives.

CSP-SAC seize 1

Some of the contraband seized by CSP-SAC officers.



3 Responses

  1. Brian Kravec Monday, February 10, 2014 / 10:15 pm

    Great job!

  2. A. Guirnalda Saturday, February 8, 2014 / 7:11 pm

    Good old Correctional awareness being put to work!! Good job to those Officers.

  3. Barker, J Saturday, February 8, 2014 / 2:51 am

    This is why I am a strong advocate of having at least one dog team in each facility. We would be able to locate contraband in these facilities before it becomes an issue and prevent more from coming in much more efficiently. Each facility has an emergency team, one can be a certified dog handler.

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