Deputies found medication and different contraband whereas looking a housing unit on the Butte County Jail, authorities mentioned Monday.
The Butte County Sheriff’s Workplace mentioned the medication and different objects had been discovered throughout a random search of the Northern California jail Friday morning. Throughout a cursory pat-down search of David Weston, a 39-year-old inmate, deputies situated about 9.7 grams of black tar heroin, 12 packages of Suboxone strips and a number of unknown crushed capsules hid on his particular person, authorities mentioned.
The Sheriff’s Workplace mentioned Weston had lately been remanded to custody following a court docket look. Authorities imagine Weston smuggled the medication into the jail by hiding them inside his physique, figuring out he can be taken into custody.
Authorities decided Weston was furnishing medication to different inmates in trade for cash deposited to his inmate account. Weston now faces further prices of unlawful transportation of a managed substance on the market and unlawful gross sales of narcotics, authorities mentioned.
The Sheriff’s Workplace mentioned deputies conduct routine searches for weapons and different contraband to make sure the protection of inmates, civilian contractors and jail workers.
Throughout Friday’s search, additionally they situated about three gallons of “pruno,” an alcoholic beverage generally made by inmates utilizing fruits and different elements obtained from meals served within the facility. Deputies additionally discovered a three-inch bolt with a sharpened paperclip affixed to the top, a instrument that was doubtless getting used to use jailhouse tattoos, authorities mentioned.
Authorities are investigating to find out who these objects belonged to.