SAN BERNARDINO – Sheriff’s deputies located a 24-year-old woman, reported missing by her family, and took her and four others into custody on multiple drug charges on Tuesday.
San Bernardino County Sheriff’s deputies, seeking the whereabouts of Priscylla Cass of Loma Linda wound up locating her at a nearby motel.
Just after 11 a.m. on Monday, Cass’ family had called the sheriff’s office to report her missing after showing up at her apartment.
Deputies said the family believed her apartment had been ransacked. “And they were unable to locate her,” according to a sheriff’s department release. The next morning, detectives and deputies located Cass at the Super 8 Motel, located at 225 East Hospitality Lane, a short drive from her apartment. Investigators believe that Cass was there willingly.
According to a statement, “She told deputies she was aware that her parents had reported her missing, but left her apartment on her own free will to stay with friends at the motel.”
Further investigation revealed that the people staying at the motel with Cass were in possession of drugs. In the motel room, deputies discovered suspected heroin, methamphetamine and drug paraphernalia.
All five were arrested on drug charges, including possession of a controlled substance and drug paraphernalia. Ball was scheduled to appear in San Bernardino Superior Court on Thursday. Total bail on two charges was set at $35,000. Broderick and Hodge were cited and released. No court dates have yet been set. There was no court records to indicate the status of Smith.
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