$212,520 worth of contraband found at California Correctional Center

Staff at CCC discovered a large bag containing drugs, tobacco, cell phones and cell phone chargers.

Staff at CCC discovered a large bag containing drugs, tobacco, cell phones and cell phone chargers.

By Lt. Aaron Yderraga, AA/Public Information Officer
California Correctional Center

While recently conducting a security check, staff at California Correctional Center found a duffle bag stuffed with more than $200,000 worth of drugs and cell phones.

On May 22 at 2:45 p.m., while checking the area next to CCC’s sewage ponds, staff discovered a black duffle bag.

Responding Investigative Services Unit staff took possession of the duffle bag and discovered it contained large quantities of various contraband items:

• 259.6 grams of Methamphetamine
• 433.4 grams of synthetic cannabinoids (known as spice)
• 10.5 grams of marijuana
• 74.4 grams of heroin
• 660.3 grams of tobacco
• 84 cellular phones
• 70 cellular phone chargers.

The combined estimated prison value of the items totaled $212,520.

About CCC

CCC is comprises four facilities and 18 conservation camps. The original institution was built in 1963, and encompasses the Level I and Level II facilities which are a dormitory design. In 1983, the minimum support facility was constructed, and in 1988, CCC’s 270 Level III was brought on line. Learn more about the institution, https://www.cdcr.ca.gov/Facilities_Locator/CCC.html.

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4 Responses

  1. Anthony Monday, May 30, 2016 / 9:34 am

    Awesome job, CCC staff.

  2. Donna Stump Saturday, May 28, 2016 / 9:19 am

    Good work. Hopefully you will find whoever is doing this. I used to work at High Desert State Prison. You have a lot of desert area around both HDSP and CCC.

  3. jrock Friday, May 27, 2016 / 10:24 am

    Wow! Good job, guys. Two duffle bag finds. DVI found a duffle bag also. Wish they could find who’s doing these massive contraband drops. I’m sure this is a frequent occurrence at our institutions all over the state.

  4. Chuck Friday, May 27, 2016 / 8:59 am

    Wow. Incredible bust. Great job, guys. We need to get the perps though. Drones, anyone?

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