Trespassing leads to drug arrest

By Steve Estes

Deputies responding to reports of a trespassing in Marathon charged a man with possessing a felony amount of marijuana and introduction of contraband to a jail facility.

The victim called the Sheriff’s Office on Saturday morning after her ex-boyfriend, Jeff Pollock, refused to leave her home on Camino Real in Marathon. She told Deputy Bradford Colen she let him stay the night, but in the morning when she told him to leave he refused and laughed at her.

Pollack told Deputy Colen he lived at the apartment. Deputy Colen reminded Pollack that he had been one of the officers who’d helped Pollack  move out of the residence a few months earlier. In addition, the victim had a copy of Pollack’s current lease showing he lived somewhere else. A check on Sheriff’s Office records also showed a trespass warning given to Pollack for the residence at an earlier date.

Because Pollack had already been warned, Deputy Colen placed him under arrest for trespass after warning and put him in the back of his patrol car for transport to jail.

Prior to leaving, Pollack told the deputy he had a briefcase in the residence with a lot of cash inside and he would like to take it with him. The deputy retrieved the briefcase. When Deputy Colen asked Pollack to give him the code to open it, Pollack refused. Both Pollack and the briefcase were transported to jail.

Once there, the deputy asked Pollack again for the code to open the briefcase and Pollack finally agreed. Inside, Deputy Colen found $9,480 in cash and 27 grams of marijuana. Pollack was charged with possession of marijuana and introduction of marijuana to a detention facility. He was booked into jail.

The cash was seized for possible forfeiture.

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