UPDATE: Jorge Alberto Oceguera-Rocha was re-arrested and is now being held in lieu of $5 million bail.
He was able to come up with the 10% of the $1 million required to post bail. He was re-arrested at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday.
Why Oceguera-Rocha was re-arrested and why the bail was quintupled was not immediately clear Thursday, but the implication is that new, more serious charges are being contemplated or officials believe that he is a flight risk.
The arrest charges Wednesday were the same as those listed Sunday, with the difference being the transportation for sales charge alleging that Oceguera-Rocha had more than 8.8 pounds in his possession.
Correctional Sheriff Deputy Jorge Oceguera-Rocha, was arrested on I-10 at County Line Road, in Calimesa, California after a traffic stop. During the traffic stop, it was discovered that Oceguera-Rocha was in possession of over 44 pounds of narcotics and was subsequently booked into the Cois Byrd Detention Center in Murrieta, California
Oceguera-Rocha’s charges include possession of narcotics, transportation of narcotics, and possession of a firearm while in possession of narcotics.
According to Riverside County Sheriff Chad Bianco, no additional details will be released at this time as the case is still under investigation. He was released from custody today after posting a $1 million bond.
Larry D. Smith Correctional Facility
Correctional Deputy Oceguera-Rocha was hired by the Riverside County Sheriff’s Office in April 2019 and was assigned to the Larry D. Smith Correctional Facility, located in Banning, California. He has since resigned in lieu of termination.
The drugs discovered in his vehicle weren’t identified, and there was no word on whether Rocha was suspected of selling the substances in the correctional system, where multiple drug-related deaths have occurred, leading to a lawsuit earlier this year.