Cell phones, charger cables and drugs were found by Correctional Officer Russ Vian.

Cell phones, charger cables and drugs were found by Correctional Officer Russ Vian.

By Lt. Christene Zoucha, AA/Public Information Officer
Deuel Vocational Institution

A sharp-eyed correctional officer found a large package of contraband on the outskirts of Deuel Vocational Institution (DVI).

At about 8 a.m. on April 13, Correctional Officer Russ Vian found a duffel bag near a pond on prison property.

Items discovered inside the duffel bag:

• 5,833.92 grams of tobacco
• 24 phones including two iPhone 6
• 27 phone chargers
• 3 Rocket Fish devices
• 3 HDMI cords
• 14 packs of cigars
• 15 bindles of marijuana totaling 677.8 grams
• 1 bindle of heroin totaling 6.2 grams
• 17 bindles of methamphetamine totaling 829.1 grams

The estimated prison value of the contraband is $131,000.