Two Tulare Co. women arrested for mailing drugs to inmates

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Two Tulare County women are facing criminal charges after they allegedly mailed in drugs to inmates inside the county jail.

The Tulare County Sheriff’s Office told Your Central Valley, last month, jail staff discovered two pieces of mail laced with drugs addressed to different inmates.
The first letter containing crystal meth. 

“It was crushed really tiny, small, placed in a thin like plastic material, in between two particles of paper and sealed back so it wouldn’t be discovered,” Tulare County Sheriff’s Lieutenant Cyrena Robles said. 
Investigators were able to track down Arlene Villa, 55, with the help of surviellance video from a local post office. 

“They’ve been so creative. They’re dipping paper, ironing, they’re doing everything to try to be undetected with the eye,” she said. 
Villa allegedly sent methaphtamine to a female inmate at the county jail. 

“We had phone conversations the suspect, Ms. Villa, as well as the inmate that she was sending it too, conversing of the drugs being sent it in through a phone call as well through as a face to face visit,” Robles said. 
Jail staff bringing in a jail K-9 deputy Faith to sniff out the second suspicious letter. 
 Robles said the envelope appeared to have a light-brown, sticky substance hidden inside.
It was determined by jail deputies that sticky substance was WAX, a highly potent form of marijuana. 
Deputies arresting Caitlin Wilson, 25, for allegedly sending the marijuana to a male inmate. 
They also found drug paraphernalia inside her car. 
Tulare County Sheriff’s Office is in the process of purchasing some equipment that could better detect drugs being delivered by mail to the jail. 

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July 23 2021 05:30 pm

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