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Ventura County Sheriff's Office
Wednesday June 26th, 2019 :: 09:54 p.m. PDT

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News Story - Narcotics Arrest

Nature of Incident: Drugs mailed in at Pre-Trial Detention Facility

Report Number: 19-96305

Location: 800 S. Victoria Avenue, Ventura

Date & Time: June 14, 2019

Unit(s) Responsible: Main Jail Classification Unit, Sheriff Narcotic’s Pharmaceutical Unit

(S)uspects, (V)ictims, (P)arty, (D)ecedent City of Residence Age

(S) Jennifer Lee Singleton

(S) Jason Alberto Allen

Thousand Oaks

Simi Valley

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Narrative:

On June 14, 2019, a Pre-Trial Detention Facility Mail Room Clerk notified the Classification Unit

that Suboxone was detected on mail that was being sent to an inmate who is housed at the jail.

The Mail Room clerks are trained to identify contraband that is being sent in through the mail.

The mail consisted of an envelope addressed to Inmate Jason Alberto Allen. Concealed within

the adhesive seam of the envelope opening were two rectangular strips of Suboxone. The

Classification Unit has become familiar with Suboxone strips as other subjects have attempted to

mail them in, in the past.

The Classification Unit conducted an investigation and was able to identify the sender as Jennifer

Lee Singleton. On June 20, 2019, with the assistance of the Sheriff Narcotic’s Pharmaceutical

Unit, Singleton was located and arrested. Singleton was booked at the Pre-Trial Detention

Facility for conspiracy to commit a crime, bringing narcotics into a jail, and unauthorized

communication with an inmate. Allen who was currently in custody at the Pre-Trial Detention

Facility was arrested for conspiracy to commit a crime. Singleton’s and Allen’s bail was set at

$20,000.

Prior Mail Investigations:

Since January of 2019, the Classification Unit has investigated over seven cases regarding drugs

being mailed to inmates at the Pre-Trial Detention Facility. As a result of these investigations,

three search warrants were served, and 11 arrests were made. Some of the arresting charges

include conspiracy to commit a crime, bringing narcotics into a jail, and possession of a

controlled substance.

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Prepared by: Deputy Manuel Alvarado

News Release Date: June 26, 2019

Media Follow-Up Contact: Main Jail Classification Unit

(805) 654-3311

MainJail.Classification@ventura.org

Approved by:

Booking Photo Release:

Captain Cory Rubright

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Address/Location
Ventura County Sheriff's Office
800 S Victoria Ave
Ventura, CA 93009

Contact
Emergency: 9-1-1
Non-emergencies: 805-654-9511

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