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Woman arrested for alleged drug crime while visiting son on probation

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Officials at a Southern California youth probation camp say they saw an increase in contraband entering the camp. Authorities say that conducting searches at such probation camps are not unusual, even searches of visitors who come to the camps to see probationers. However, due to the perceived increase of drugs, primarily marijuana, allegedly found in dorm rooms at the Sam Dimas area camp, authorities stepped up efforts during searches of visitors.

A 44-year-old Pomona woman who recently went to the probation camp to visit her son was arrested on suspicion of possession of illegal drugs. Authorities at Camp Glenn Rockey in San Dimas say they found bundles of marijuana and a medical marijuana card during a search of her purse. Authorities claim the marijuana card is fake.

After the alleged discovery of marijuana at the controlled juvenile facility, police arrested the woman on serious California drug possession charges. She was taken to the Century Regional Detention Facility and booked on suspicion of drug charges, and held on $35,000 bail.

Officials at the camp say that they regularly search visitors entering the controlled facility. However, due to claims that a recent influx of contraband into the facility, extra law enforcement personnel was brought in to assist in searches and authorities reportedly increased the scope of the searches. A Special Assignment Team unit from the San Dimas Sheriff's station was brought in to assist in searching cars at the facility. However, police claim the pot was found during a search of the woman's purse as she attempted to visit her son.

Source: San Gabriel Valley Tribune, "Mom arrested for pot while visiting son at juvenile probation camp expected in court Wednesday," Canan Tasci, Jan. 17, 2012

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