Kern Valley State Prison staff find 40 cell phones and drugs during searches

Cell phones and chargers were discovered.

Cell phones and chargers were discovered.

By Kern Valley State Prison staff

A cell search at Kern Valley State Prison recently turned up numerous cellular phones and chargers. A later search of the dining area turned up another stash of phones hidden in a box of supplies.

Institutional Gang Investigations (IGI) Unit Staff recently conducted a cell search at Kern Valley State Prison.  During the search, IGI Officer Cope discovered 15 cellular smart phones, several cellular charging devices, and one Allen wrench. IGI staff collected and processed the evidence.

During a subsequent search of Facility A Dining Hall by Central Region K-9 Unit Sgt. Alfaro, Officer Jeske, Officer Chamberlin and Facility A staff, K-9 Jett alerted to a sealed box of paper towels.  As staff opened the box, they discovered an additional 25 smart phones with charging devices and approximately 104.5 grams of a white powder substance which tested presumptive positive for heroin.

Officer Chamberlin collected the evidence and processed it into the ISU evidence room.

The inmates who share the cell are receiving a rules violation report.

A sealed box of paper towels also contained contraband.

A sealed box of paper towels also contained contraband.

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2 Responses

  1. geter.kawatha@cdcr.ca.gov Friday, September 2, 2016 / 10:12 am

    That just let’s you know that we CANNOT take anything for granted that our inmates have access to.
    No matter what it is all items should be checked. Great job to all staff involved.

    • Vivine Sunday, January 8, 2017 / 12:48 pm

      Totally agree.

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