Clovis woman arrested for trying to smuggle drugs into jail, authorities say

FRESNO, California - A Clovis woman was arrested Wednesday after authorities said she tried to smuggle cocaine into the Fresno County Jail.

Ashley Farmer, 32, is facing charges of smuggling narcotics into jail, possession of narcotics for sale and committing a crime while out on bail.

Farmer was arrested earlier this month on drug related charges, and she later bailed out of jail. She is currently in custody with a bail amount of $116,000.

Fresno County Sheriff’s deputies also added an additional charge of conspiracy to the booking record of a current inmate – Richard Langdon.

On Wednesday, correctional officers received a package that was to be delivered to Langdon, 37, of Clovis. He’s been in jail since November on drug possession and identity theft charges. 

As part of routine security measures in the jail, officers inspected the contents of the package, authorities said. During the search, officers found 12 small plastic baggies filled with cocaine, which were hidden in the packaging.

Officers determined that Farmer was the person who had dropped off the package intended for Langdon – who is her boyfriend, authorities said.

Anyone with information about Farmer or Langdon is asked to call the Fresno County Sheriff’s Office at 559-600-3111 or Crime Stoppers at 559-498-7867. Callers to Crime Stoppers will remain anonymous and may be eligible for a cash reward.


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