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Jail inmate charged with smuggling in drugs

An inmate at the Del Norte County Jail is suspected of smuggling drugs into the facility.

Jason L. Popken, 39, of Crescent City, was arrested on contraband-related charges after methamphetamine was discovered in a storage unit near his bunk on Sunday, said Diana Stanley, a spokesperson for the Sheriff’s Office.

Popken had recently been released for a couple of days for medical reasons and returned back to finish his 180-day sentence related to a conviction for possessing a dangerous drug, Stanley said.

Authorities found 0.4 grams of methamphetamine, which Popken denied was his, Stanley said.

He did however admit to smuggling in tobacco, Stanley said.

Popken was arrested on suspicion of possessing a controlled substance, bringing contraband into a jail and possessing contraband in a jail.

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