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Narcotics Smuggled into Glen Helen Rehabilitation Center Recovered During a Search

DEVORE, Calif. ( — Narcotics detection canines alerted authorities to several pieces of U.S. mail with drugs that had been mailed to inmates housed at the Glen Helen Rehabilitation Center.

On January 6, 2024, a comprehensive search was carried out involving personnel from GHRC along with narcotics detection canines from San Bernardino County Probation, San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department Narcotics Division, and the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department.

The operation resulted in the seizure of weapons and dangerous contraband that were smuggled into the facility.

During the search, narcotics detection canines successfully alerted on the presence of narcotics within several pieces of U.S. mail that had been mailed to inmates housed at the facility located at 18000 Institution Road in Devore.

The investigation is ongoing, pending further analysis to determine the type and quantity of narcotics recovered. 

Sheriff’s officials said detention staff continues to combat the smuggling of narcotics into our correctional facilities.

Using K9 drug detection dogs and advanced investigation techniques, the detention staff has successfully intercepted multiple attempts to bring illegal substances into our county jails and state prisons.

These efforts are crucial in maintaining the safety and security of both staff and inmates, as well as preventing the spread of drug-related issues and overdoses within the facilities.

The detention staff remains committed to staying vigilant in their efforts to keep our jails drug-free and will continue to utilize all available resources to achieve this goal.

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