Sierra Conservation Camp law enforcement arrested three southern California residents Thursday morning after they came to the Jamestown prison to pick up a parolee with knives and suspected cocaine in their vehicle.

Lt. Ricardo Jauregui, public information officer for SCC, said the men arrived at the prison at about 8 a.m. SCC investigative services unit made up of sworn correctional officers with the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation met them in the visitor parking lot.

Jauregui said the officers established probable cause to search the vehicle, but he was not aware of the specific cause.

Inside the vehicle, several folding knives and a white, powdery substance suspected to be cocaine were found, he said. Investigators won’t be able to confirm the substance was cocaine until it was tested, he said.

One of the men was also identified as a parolee from CDCR. Jauregui said parolees are not allowed on state prison grounds for any reason.

Ezekiel Henry Lujan, 41, of San Gabriel in Los Angeles County, was booked on suspicion of possession of a weapon on prison grounds, bringing a drug to a prison and being a felon on prison grounds.

His bail was set at $50,000.

Chris Jason Enoch, 46, of Ontario in San Bernardino County, was arrested on suspicion of possession of a weapon on prison grounds and bringing a drug to a prison.

His bail was set at $50,000.

Phillip Raymond Garcia, 30, of Whittier in Los Angeles County, was arrested on suspicion of bringing a drug to a prison and felony possession of a controlled substance paraphernalia.

Jauregui said possession of a controlled substance or paraphernalia on state prison grounds carries the charge of a felony rather than a misdemeanor.

His bail was set at $25,000.

Jauregui said he could not provide additional information on the parolee because he was not involved or arrested during the incident. The parolee was later transferred to the Modesto bus station by CDCR staff, he said.

By Monday afternoon, all three had bonded out of the custody of the Tuolumne County Jail.

Contact Giuseppe Ricapito at (209) 588-4526 or gricapito@uniondemocrat.com . Follow him on Twitter @gsepinsonora.



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