A spokesperson for the Imperial County Jail has confirmed that two women were booked into the El Centro Jail on narcotics charges.
The incident happened in mid-June, according to a report by KMYA.com, at which point 21-year-old Eliana Mendiola traveled to a local prison to visit an inmate; her car, had a “strong odor of marijuana” coming from it.
Possessing drugs on jail or prison grounds is a felony.
Although the defendant did not have drugs on her person when she was searched, corrections officials did find a large marijuana cigarette inside her car.
Prison officials also said they arrested a second woman later that day, after it was learned she was trying to smuggle 6.1 grams of methamphetamine into the facility.
Both women were booked at the Imperial County Jail. As for the latter defendant, if convicted, she could face five years behind bars.
Original article: Two women arrested on drug charges