Gold Jewelry Found in Prescription Bottle in LASD SCV Safe Drug Drop-Off Box



Narcotics detectives assigned to the Santa Clarita Valley (SCV) Sheriff's Station regularly receive unused or outdated prescriptions in the station's drug drop-off bins located in front of the station. In fact, approximately 400 pounds of drugs are collected each week at the SCV Sheriff's Station alone.

Last week, in one of the numerous pill bottles collected when the bins were emptied, a narcotics detective found a prescription pill bottle filled with what appeared to be gold jewelry instead of the usual medications. The jewelry apparently was placed in the drop-off bin by mistake.

Through the course of looking for the proper owner of the jewelry, a station narcotics detective learned that the previous owner of the prescription bottle had passed away. The detective was then able to locate the deceased man's son, a 46-year-old university professor in San Diego, who asked to remain anonymous. When asked about the found jewelry, the man was able to describe his father's jewelry, and the detective learned it had great sentimental value to the man. The jewelry was returned to the owner's son, who was very grateful to receive the property.

"This is a great example of how SCV Sheriff's Station deputies were able to work together and help the community we serve," Deputy Joshua Dubin said. "Our work is more than just enforcement; it's about making a positive difference in the Santa Clarita Valley."

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