Inmate gets six months added time for contraband


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A man serving 16 months in the Colusa County Jail on criminal charges now has six months added to his sentence for attempting to bring drugs into the facility.

Jarrod Brandon Castle, 36, was originally convicted of forgery on May 1, 2019, after pleading no contest to the single charge in exchange for dismissal on a variety of other felonies, including carrying a loaded unregistered handgun, identity theft, possession of a controlled substance, and possession of drug paraphernalia.

While serving time, Castle was arrested on Nov. 13, 2019 for conspiracy to commit a crime with a woman who attempted to bring a controlled substance into the jail
Castle pleaded no contest to the contraband charge on Feb. 11 in a plea deal with prosecutors to dismiss the conspiracy charge, and drug possession charges in a separate case. No charges were brought against the woman, court records indicate.

Colusa County Superior Court Judge Jeffrey A. Thompson, of Feb. 19, resentenced Castle to 16 months on the forgery charge and six months in jail on the contraband charge, with the two sentences running consecutively. ■

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