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August 26, 2022: Sheriff’s Custody Assistant Pleads No Contest to Trying to Bring Drugs Into Men’s Central Jail

Greg Risling, Assistant Chief
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Los Angeles County District Attorney George Gascón announced that Los Angeles County sheriff’s custody assistant Jose Flores pleaded no contest today for attempting to bring methamphetamine into the Men’s Central Jail four years ago.

“Someone who tries to smuggle drugs into a jail is betraying the public’s trust and creates an unsafe environment,” District Attorney Gascón said. “My office strives to hold all public employees accountable when they break the law.”

Flores (dob 4/8/79) entered his plea to one felony count of attempting to bring an illegal substance into a jail. He was immediately sentenced to formal probation for two years and ordered to perform 300 hours of community service.

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.

Case BA500854 was investigated by the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department.