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Posted on: September 18, 2023

[ARCHIVED] Correctional Deputy Arrested on Drug Charges

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Riverside County Sheriff-Press Release

Reporting Deputy: Sergeant Wenndy Brito-Gonzalez

File # R231830011


On September 17, 2023, Correctional Deputy Jorge Oceguera-Rocha, a 25-year-old resident of Banning, was arrested on Interstate 10 at County Line Road, in Calimesa, after a traffic stop. During the traffic stop, it was discovered Oceguera-Rocha was in possession of narcotics and was subsequently booked into the Cois Byrd Detention Center. Oceguera-Rocha’s charges include possession of narcotics, transportation of narcotics, and possession of a firearm while in possession of narcotics. No additional details will be released at this time as the case is still under investigation.

Correctional Deputy Oceguera-Rocha was hired by the Riverside County Sheriff’s Office in April of 2019 and was assigned to the Larry D. Smith Correctional Facility. He has since resigned in lieu of termination.

The Riverside County Sheriff’s Office condemns any form of illegal activity and remains resolute in its commitment to deterring and preventing such behavior. The Riverside County Sheriff’s Office will employ all necessary measures to ensure the highest standards of integrity and professionalism among its personnel.

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