Burbank Man Arrested For Drug Possession At Jail

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Burbank Police arrested Vartan Samani, a 37-year-old resident of Burbank, for charges related to possession of methamphetamine, including a charge for bringing drugs into the Burbank Jail, on Thursday, April 3.

BPD Patch -1A policeOfficers on patrol near the 300 block of E. Elmwood Avenue first spotted Samani in the area just before 6:00 p.m. Thursday.

“The officers were aware that Samani was on current probation with search and seizure,” commented Lt. Eduardo Ruiz of the Burbank Police Department.

When officers approached Samani, he allegedly dropped a container containing suspected methamphetamine and a search of his person resulted in the recovery of narcotics paraphernalia and marijuana, added Ruiz.

Samani was arrested and transported to the Burbank Jail.

“During a booking search, the officers recovered a straw with suspected methamphetamine hidden on his person,” said Ruiz.

Samani was then booked for violations of 11377(A) HS, 11365 HS and 4573.6 PC. His bail was set at $25,000.