Photo: susoects and the fentanyl
Originally published as a Tulare County Sheriff’s Office Facebook post –
“The Tulare County Sheriff’s Office has received several inquiries in regards to the two suspects arrested during the fentanyl bust last week. We felt it necessary to clear up any confusion there might be about the release process when it comes to our jail system.
All inmates booked into Tulare County jails are sent through what is known as the Risk Assessment Process through the Tulare County Probation Department. That “Risk Assessment” is then sent to a judge with the court, who, then, determines whether or not the individual arrested is held on bail or if they are to be released.
The Tulare County Sheriff’s Office received a court order releasing both suspects from custody on their own recognizance.
Although Sheriff Boudreaux strongly disagrees with the release of these individuals as a matter of public safety, the court order release must be followed.”