SAN JOAQUIN COUNTY (CBS13) – A man who was already behind bars is now in the San Joaquin County Jail on charges of possessing a controlled substance after someone threw a package containing drugs over the fence of the facility where he was being held.
Authorities say the package was intended for the suspect.READ MORE: Placer County Expands Vaccine Eligibility To 16 And Older As Thousands Of Appointments Remain Open
On Sunday, officers at the San Joaquin County Honor Farm Facility say they saw a person throw a package of “contraband” over the fence onto the grounds of the facility, get into a car, and drive away.
Officers searched the area where the item was thrown but were unable to locate the item in the tall grass. They brought in a law enforcement K9, Sage, who found the package.READ MORE: 'Positivity, Acceptance And Love': Lodi Announces Location Of City's First-Ever Pride Festival
Officers opened the package, which they say contained 28.4 grams of a green leafy substance believed to be drugs and 4.4 grams of tobacco. Also located in the packages were a lighter and two AA batteries.
An investigation found the drugs were intended for inmate Eric Ypon. He was allegedly found to have a controlled substance during his time at the honor farm, which is a felony.
Ypon has since been transferred to the main jail where he is waiting to be formally charged.MORE NEWS: Camp 2 Home Program In Modesto Helps Homeless Get Back On Their Feet
The person who dropped off the item remains at large.