Visalia woman arrested for allegedly smuggling drugs to inmate

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The Tulare county sheriff’s said they arrested 54-year-old Tammy Gomes for smuggling drugs into the Tulare County Detention Facility.  

Tulare sheriff’s said after a two-week long investigation, Detectives with the Tulare County Sheriff’s Office TAGNET (Tulare Area Gang and Narcotic Enforcement Team) and TAGNET  served a search warrant at a home in the 2000 block of N. Ben Maddox Way in Visalia.  

Detectives said they searched the home and found methamphetamine, drug paraphernalia related to methamphetamine and other items associated with drug sales. 

Sheriff’s said Gomes was arrested and faces charges of Importing narcotics into a County Jail, Conspiracy to Commit a Crime, Possession of methamphetamine, Possession of drug paraphernalia and Maintaining a residence for the purpose of narcotics use. Raymond Durham also faces new charges, which include Importing Narcotics into a County Jail and Conspiracy to Commit a Crime.

Authorities say the drugs were being sent to 38-year-old Raymond Durham, who is currently in jail on unrelated charges.

This case is an ongoing investigation and anyone with information is encouraged to call the Tulare County Sheriff’s Office at (559)733-6218 or send anonymous information via text or email to or call (559) 725-4194.

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