Eagle-eyed Officer helps net nearly 300 grams in illegal drugs

Drugs were found in the visitor's car.

Drugs were found in the visitor’s car.

Lt. Erick Smith, AA/Public Information Officer
Substance Abuse Treatment Facility and State Prison, Corcoran

A sharp-eyed correctional officer spotted a suspicious substance on a visitor’s sweater, resulting in a drug bust with an estimated prison value of $34,732.

A suspicious substance found on a visitor's sweater resulted in the seizure of illegal drugs.

A suspicious substance found on a visitor’s sweater resulted in the seizure of illegal drugs.

While processing inmate visitors Dec. 5 at the California Substance Abuse Treatment Facility and State Prison at Corcoran (SATF), Correctional Officer Anastasia Flores saw something on a visitor’s sweater which looked suspicious.

After a search of the visitor’s vehicle, officers seized 294.8 grams of marijuana and methamphetamine.

Cell phone SIM cards and a memory card were also seized.

The visitor was arrested and charged with nine counts of violating the California Penal, Health and Safety Code sections.

“The seizure severely impacted the inmate associated with this case and thwarted his ability to continue in his illegal activity,” SATF Warden Stu Sherman said.

Warden Sherman thanked Officer Flores for a “job well done” and displaying the “service of a true professional.”

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16 Responses

  1. MARY ALVARADO Monday, January 4, 2016 / 10:48 am

    That’s my cousin…..I knew you would be a great officer. Good job Flores and keep up the good observation !

  2. Michael.Ramirez@cdcr.ca.gov Friday, January 1, 2016 / 5:43 pm

    Nice job Officer Flores and to all the rest of you who were also involved. It’s always a team effort in these types of situations.

  3. Mike Hallman Thursday, December 31, 2015 / 8:18 am

    C/O Flores, very impressive. Correctional awareness is all about minding more than your own business and many people are timid to do that. You did California proud. Fantastic find.

  4. Nelson Ramirez Wednesday, December 30, 2015 / 12:18 pm

    Very well done, Officer Flores!

  5. V. Rich / CSP-SAC Wednesday, December 30, 2015 / 10:22 am

    Impressive ! It’s really uplifting to know of a positive outcome- and one without violence. Your attention to detail and good detective work has paid off big time for the home team!
    Kudos to you, Officer Flores.

  6. D. Snell Wednesday, December 30, 2015 / 9:46 am

    Outstanding Job Officer A. Flores (aka Poison). Your correctional awarenes and attention to detail helped stop drugs and other contraband from being smuggled into our instution!!

    Thank you for your hard work and dedication to our profession.

  7. K. Kjonaas/ MCSP Wednesday, December 30, 2015 / 12:21 am

    Job well done! We need keen eyes like yours in CDCR.

  8. Patrick Sahota Tuesday, December 29, 2015 / 9:13 pm

    Great job. Keep it up!

  9. Sgt. C. Romo/FSP Tuesday, December 29, 2015 / 5:02 pm

    Outstanding job!

  10. J A Carrasco Tuesday, December 29, 2015 / 12:58 pm

    Officer Florez, aka Poison, working with you is a great honor. Keep up the great job.

  11. Derrick Patrick Tuesday, December 29, 2015 / 12:07 pm

    Outstanding, Ms. Flores.

  12. lloyd Farris Tuesday, December 29, 2015 / 10:23 am

    It is refreshing to see that staff are taking their jobs seriously and still holding the inmates accountable. The siezure of that contrband has assisted in keeping staff and other inmtes safe. Laudatory comments are in order for Officer Flores!

  13. chona contos Tuesday, December 29, 2015 / 10:21 am

    Well done, Officer. Keep up the good job!

  14. cdel Tuesday, December 29, 2015 / 10:18 am

    Great job, Officer Flores.

  15. G.Barr,R.N/CCWF. Tuesday, December 29, 2015 / 10:16 am

    Great job officer Flores. This is probably only a drop in the bucket, unfortunately. Keep up the good work!

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