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November 9, 2021: Sheriff’s Custody Assistant Charged With Attempting to Bring Drugs Into Jail

Greg Risling, Assistant Media Chief
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Los Angeles County District Attorney George Gascón announced today that a Los Angeles County sheriff’s custody assistant has been charged for trying to bring methamphetamine into the Men’s Central Jail.

“The public’s trust is eroded when law enforcement employees attempt to circumvent the law,” District Attorney Gascón said.

Jose Flores (dob 4/8/79) was charged in case BA500854 with one felony count each of transportation of a controlled substance and attempted bringing of an illegal substance into a jail. The case was filed for warrant on November 3.

He is expected to be arraigned March 8, 2022 in Department 30 of the Foltz Criminal Justice Center.

On November 28, 2018, Flores was stopped by law enforcement officers in the jail’s parking structure. More than 100 grams of methamphetamine were found inside the vehicle.

The case remains under investigation by the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department.