ORANGE (CBSLA) — A person faces prices Thursday of attempting to make use of a drone to smuggle medication into the Theo Lacy Facility in Orange.
Chey Cody Good, 43, of Costa Mesa, was arrested Tuesday after investigators with the Orange County sheriff’s Custody Intelligence Unit traced a drone again to his residence.
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“The Custody Intelligence Unit is extraordinarily proactive in intercepting narcotics trying to come back into our jails,” Orange County Sheriff Don Barnes mentioned in a press release. “They’ve adopted an investigative technique that features finding the surface entities trying to deliver narcotics into our amenities, and this case is a good instance of that work.”
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The drone was discovered by investigators after it landed in an outside recreation space of the jail. It had been carrying 2 grams of heroin, 4 grams of methamphetamine, about 15 Xanax capsules, and roughly 15 muscle relaxers, based on sheriff’s officers.
After investigators recognized a attainable suspect in Costa Mesa, authorities say they searched his residence and seized unlawful firearms, fentanyl, and a controller decided to be paired with the drone that landed at Theo Lacy. The suspect, recognized as Good, was additionally discovered to be present in possession of a stolen automobile, had been renting his residence utilizing fraudulent identification, officers mentioned. Supplies related to identification theft and fraudulent felony exercise have been additionally recovered on the residence.
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Good is being held on $227,500 bail and is scheduled to seem in court docket Thursday on a number of drug and firearms prices, plus a rely of grand theft. He was additionally decided to have a warrant for his arrest out of Mendocino County for felony weapons prices.