Law Enforcement Operations

Prison staff, law enforcement seize drugs

Drugs seized during search warrant are laid out on table.
Drugs intended for Pelican Bay State Prison were seized following a multi-agency investigation.

Search warrant stops drugs intended for Pelican Bay prison

Thanks to hard work of investigators at Pelican Bay State Prison, other CDCR staff, and outside law enforcement partners, seized drugs meant for the prison.

A search warrant, served on a residence in central California, netted a large haul of drugs.

Those involved include:

  • Pelican Bay State Prison Investigative Services Unit (ISU)
  • CDCR Special Services Unit
  • Central California Women’s Facility K-9 Officers
  • Merced Police Department Gang Task Force
  • Correctional Intelligence Task Force
  • Local law enforcement

The search warrant resulted from an investigation, initiated by the prison’s ISU, for “Conspiracy to Introduce Narcotics” into the prison.

The suspect was taken into custody for multiple felony charges.

Drugs intended for the prison were located inside the residence:

  • 637 fentanyl pills
  • 6.3 grams of crystal meth
  • 100.7 grams of fentanyl-laced heroin
  • 87 grams of THC wax
  • 73.8 grams of fentanyl powder
  • One letter-sized piece of paper soaked in liquid meth

PBSP continues to provide assistance to law enforcement throughout the state.

Submitted by Lieutenant Kenny Price, AA/PIO
Pelican Bay State Prison

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