Border Patrol Agent Found With Heroin, Illegal Firearm Sentenced to Probation

A Border Patrol agent arrested for possession of an illegal firearm and heroin last April was sentenced to three years’ probation in a Vista courthouse Monday.

Brandon James Herrera pleaded guilty on July 23 to unlawful possession of an assault weapon.

In April, Oceanside police found a short barrel rifle and around five grams of heroin inside Herrera’s truck during a search.

Herrera's vehicle matched the description of a vehicle associated with a suspicious person report, according to Oceanside police.

Herrera was credited with time served and no additional custody was ordered by the court.

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