State authorities arrested a jail employee and a woman who allegedly ran a drug operation with the intent of smuggling meth into a Nevada prison, according to the Nevada Department of Corrections.
Pinedo had been employed as a prison food service manager at Ely State Prison since October, officials said. Investigators, who probed the operation for about a month, recovered over 100 grams of meth and about 3 grams of heroin.
The couple were booked on one count of trafficking, two counts of possession with the intent to sell, and two counts of furnishing controlled substance to a state prisoner, officials said. Denis is facing two additional counts of transporting a controlled substance.
Pinedo is being held on a $250,000 bail and Denis on $500,000, officials said.
Further details were not immediately available and it wasn’t clear how far the investigation extended.