ADELANTO — Two women from Mexico are behind bars after deputies found them in possession of methamphetamine while they were visiting inmates at the Desert View Community Correctional facility, officials said.
Danahe Alcantar, 25, and Lluvia Espinoza, 29, both of Mexico, were charged Monday with felony possession of a controlled substance and attempting to bring a controlled substance into a jail.
Sheriff’s deputies were called to the facility on June 20 after employees reported that two females were scheduled to visit inmates at the facility and it was believed they would attempt to bring methamphetamine. Employees believed the women planned to transfer the methamphetamine to inmates during their visits.
Deputies and correctional center employees identified the women and found them in the parking lot of the facility just before 5:30 p.m. Alcantar was found to have methamphetamine in her mouth and Espinoza admitted that she had swallowed methamphetamine that she had been holding in her mouth, authorities said.
Both women were arrested on suspicion of possession of a controlled substance. Espinoza was taken to the hospital for treatment after swallowing the methamphetamine, and both subjects were booked at the High Desert Detention Center.
Espinoza is being held on $50,000 bail, Alcantar is being held on $25,000 bail. Both are scheduled to be arraigned on Wednesday.