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Mother brought marijuana to juvenile probation camp, deputies say

January 15, 2012 |  4:59 pm

Los Angeles County sheriff's deputies arrested a woman attempting to visit her son in a probate camp Saturday after they found marijuana and a fake medical marijuana card while searching her purse, officials said.

Rhonda J. Gonzales, 44, of Pomona had gone to Camp Glenn Rockey, a probation camp for juvenile offenders in San Dimas, to visit her son, who  is a ward, the Sheriff's Department said.

Visitors to the camp are subject to searches for weapons, drugs or any other illegal items. Camp officials have ramped up the screenings in recent months after finding more drugs, particularly marijuana, in dorm rooms.

When Gonzales was stopped, the Sheriff's Department said, deputies found several bundles of marijuana and the fake card and discovered that she had an outstanding warrant in Bellflower. She was arrested on the outstanding warrant and on suspicion of bringing narcotics into a jail facility.

She was booked at Century Regional Detention Facility, with bail set at $35,000.


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