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Saturday October 5th, 2019 :: 08:27 a.m. PDT


Two women were arrested and an inmate faces additional charges for conspiracy to send narcotics into a jail facility

DATE/TIME: October 1, 2019 1:20 p.m.

INCIDENT: Conspiracy to send narcotics into a jail facility

LOCATION: Central Detention Center

SUSPECT(S): Pierre Cambrelen, 36-year old resident of Ontario/ Jessica Gomez, 34-year old resident of Ontario/ Heather Christy 29-year old resident of Montclair

SUMMARY: On September 13, 2019, investigators from the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department discovered a greeting card containing black tar heroin at Central Detention Center. The heroin was elaborately concealed within the greeting card in an attempt to pass it through detection during the inmate mail screening process. The greeting card was addressed to, and intended for, Pierre Cambrelen, an inmate currently incarcerated for an unrelated crime.

Through a detailed investigation, detectives discovered Jessica Gomez and Heather Christy were responsible for manufacturing methamphetamine and heroin laced greeting cards with the intention of mailing them to Cambrelen, and other inmates in San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department custody.

On October 1, 2019, search warrants were served at residences in the cities of Montclair and Ontario which led to the arrest of Gomez and Christy for PC 182/PC 4573-Conspiracy to send narcotics into a jail facility. The search warrants led to the discovery of additional evidence related to the conspiracy, as well as possession of stolen property and possession of narcotics. A supplemental booking was completed for Cambrelen who now faces the additional charges. Christy and Gomez are currently in-custody in lieu of $100,000 bail. Camrelen is currently being held without bail for unrelated charges.

Refer: Det. B. Sprague

Station: Central Detention Center

Phone No. (909) 386-0969

Case No. 301900188

JOHN McMAHON, Sheriff-Coroner
San Bernardino County Sheriff-Coroner Department

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655 E 3rd St
San Bernardino, CA 92408

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