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Search of Housing Unit Turns Up Large Amount of Contraband

 On July 31, 2018, the Classification Unit gathered information that illegal narcotics were being stored in a housing unit at the Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Main Jail.  After Classification and the Shift Commanders put a plan in place, the housing unit was searched.  During the search, 30-year-old Dylan Sulit-Swalley of Santa Barbara was removed from the housing unit and thoroughly searched.  The following contraband, worth $15,000 to $20,000 dollars in a custody setting, was found on his person.  This was likely the largest seizure of contraband in Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Custody history.  The items included:

  • One Cell Phone
  • One Altered Cell Phone Charger
  • One USB AC Apple Charger Block
  • One USB Cable
  • One Vape
  • Two Vials of THC Concentrate
  • Three Full THC Concentrate Cartridges For The Vape
  • One Lighter
  • Two Syringes Containing Heroin
  • 31 Adderall Pills
  • 3 Buprenorphine Pills
  • 7 Grams of Tobacco
  • 0 Grams Of Methamphetamine
  • 4 Grams Of Heroin
  • Several Suspected Ecstasy Pills
  • 4 Grams Of crushed Adderall Pills
  • Two Torx Drill Bit/suspected to remove floor drains to hide contraband
  • One large Rubber Band Tie Off to inject heroin
  • One Piece of Foil used to heat the heroin

Sulit-Swally was booked on charges of bringing drugs into a jail and bringing drugs into a jail for sale.  He is not eligible for bail due to a parole hold.

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