K-9 Sherlock Strikes Twice In One Week – Thwarts Jail Drug Smuggling Schemes
Photo: Good work, Sherlock!
LOS ANGELES – Deputies from the Custody Investigative Services Jail Task Force (CIS-JTF) and their K-9 partner Sherlock thwarted not one, but two separate attempts to smuggle drugs into the Los Angeles County Jail in recent weeks.
Officers from CIS-JTF conducted an extensive investigation into a conspiracy to smuggle illegal narcotics into the jail system. As part of this investigation, the CIS-JTF officers, along with their trusty K-9 partner Sherlock, served a search warrant at the home of an anonymous suspect on October 23rd. During their search, they located 120 grams of heroin and methamphetamine and made two felony arrests. The recovered drugs reportedly held a jail value of over $40,000.
Later in the week, a second anonymous suspect who encountered Sherlock in drug-busting action, also received stiff penalties. CIS-JTF officers and K-9 Sherlock, again served a search warrant at another residence in the Los Angeles county area where they recovered 50 grams of methamphetamine and made one felony arrest. The drugs were reportedly packaged in a unique way and were ready for delivery into the jail system. Due to the nature of the ongoing investigations, further information is confidential at this time.
In conclusion, LASD stated, “The Custody Investigative Services Unit is responsible for custody investigations ranging from assaults, gang crimes and regularly collaborates with other LASD investigative units. In keeping with one of the tenets of our departmental mission to maintain a constitutionally sound and rehabilitative approach to incarceration, the safety of our inmates and jail facilities is a top priority. We want the public to know that personnel assigned to our custody facilities work diligently to keep our jails safe for employees and incarcerated personnel.”