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CALIPATRIA – A Riverside woman visiting Calipatria State Prison is accused of trying to smuggle heroin and methamphetamine into the prison while visiting an inmate there with her child this weekend.546a5eb6cc71d_image

Monica Garza, 31, was visiting Carlos Deharo, who has been convicted of assault with a firearm, on Sunday when staff noticed that they were acting suspiciously while seated at a table with the child in the visiting area, said Lt. Everardo Silva, prison public information officer/administrative assistant.

Staff then saw Garza hand two bindles to Deharo who placed them into his mouth and swallowed. The pair was separated, and during a search, Garza relinquished six bindles.

The bindles contained a total of 21.6 grams of heroin with an estimated prison value of $16,200 and a smaller bindle within one of them contained .1 grams of methamphetamine with an estimated prison value of $100.

Deharo was medically cleared and placed on contraband watch where staff will monitor him. Once cleared, he will be placed in the prison’s administrative segregation unit which is a jail within the prison.546a5edce4d79_image

Garza was booked into Imperial County jail, and the child was turned over to Child Protective Services. If convicted, Garza faces three to five years in prison.






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