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.
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.”