Smuggling drugs, or any type of contraband into a jail is illegal; those who choose to ignore that law can find themselves in some pretty hot water.
That’s exactly what happened to Daniel Martinez, Michael Curiale, Illyanna Hernandez and Amber Castillo. In mid-August, all four defendants pleaded guilty to smuggling drugs into the Ventura County Jail.
Police say they learned about the plot after they found drugs on Martinez during a random search. They eventually learned his wife, Hernandez, had been bringing narcotics into the jail. Investigators also learned that Martinez had been working with inmate Curiale on a separate drug smuggling scheme.
Castillo was arrested after it was discovered that she was conspiring with Hernandez to buy and deliver the drugs.
The Ventura County Star reports that all four were sentenced to various terms in the county jail. Once released, they will also each need to submit to 36 months of probation.
Original article: 4 plead guilty to drug smuggling into Ventura County jail