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Yreka man caught trying to smuggle drugs into jail after being arrested for burglary

A man is in jail this morning for burglary and trying to smuggle drugs into jail, according to the Siskiyou County Sheriff's Office.

Posted: Nov 20, 2019 3:59 AM
Updated: Oct 1, 2020 11:01 AM

YREKA, Calif. -- A man is in jail this morning for burglary and trying to smuggle drugs into jail, according to the Siskiyou County Sheriff's Office.

It all started on Saturday, November 16, 2019 when a man found some of his neighbor's mail scattered nearby. When the sheriff's office got to the home on Alves Road and Hidden Meadow Drive, near Weed, they found evidence of a burglary. Police say the home ransacked and they could see property had been stolen. A vehicle was found in the area and was later linked to a suspect. After further investigation, deputies discovered other buildings in the area had also been burglarized. 

27-year-old Lamont Darnell Brown was identified as a possible suspect. Brown was found at a local Yreka motel where police searched his room and found the stolen items, including jewelry and coins, which were confirmed by the home owners. Brown was on probation for a prior criminal conviction out of Sacramento County. Photographs of stolen property, confirmations from the crime victims, along with physical evidence found at the burglary scene, were linked to Brown, which deputies say ultimately helped to solve the case.

Brown was arrested for burglary. According to the Siskiyou County Sheriff's Office, Brown attempted to smuggle methadone pills into the jail in a body cavity.

It is anticipated other charges related to grand theft, possession of stolen property, possession of drug paraphernalia, and possession of a controlled substance and attempting to smuggle the opioid into a jail will be filed against Brown by the Siskiyou County District Attorney’s Office.

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