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Woman arrested for smuggling drugs into prison

CALIPATRIA, Calif. - A woman was arrested Saturday after allegedly attempting to smuggle heroin into Calipatria State Prison over the weekend.

The Investigative Services Unit staff was monitoring surveillance equipment on Facility “A” when they were alerted to 45-year-old Griselda Munoz Vasquez who was at the Visiting Foyer area attempting to enter the visiting room to visit with inmate David Vasquez convicted of robbery.

Officials said Griselda Vasquez was acting suspiciously. ISU staff approached Vasquez and while attempted to speak with her, observed an object in her mouth. Vasquez removed two bindles from her mouth and handed them over to the ISU staff.

The two bindles have a combined weight of 7.6 grams of suspected heroin, which has an estimated prison value of $5,700.00. A subsequent consented search of Vasquez revealed no further contraband.

The evidence collected linked inmate David Vasquez to the crime. David Vasquez was placed in the Administration Segregation Unit. Griselda Vasquez was booked into the Imperail County Jail and is facing felony charges. If convicted Vasquez is facing three to five years in prison.


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