A 36-year-old Cheyenne woman is facing felony drug charges for allegedly smuggling methamphetamine into the Laramie County Jail.
Police found meth and a pipe inside Martinez’s pants pocket. They also discovered 2.4 grams of meth, 0.9 grams of marijuana, numerous pills, a digital scale, baggies, 10.2 grams of marijuana mixed with cocoa powder and a .40 caliber, semi-automatic pistol in the pickup.
Police say they advised Martinez that it would be a felony if she had any drugs on her while at jail and she said she understood on numerous occasions.
While at jail, deputies located two small baggies of meth in Martinez’s bra and panties.
The next morning, a deputy spotted a bag containing 17.9 grams of meth on the bed inside Martinez’s cell.
Deputies say Martinez admitted to having meth in her cell and stated it was hers. She said she brought the meth into the jail inside her vagina and had planned on flushing it, but fell asleep before she had the chance.
Martinez said she knew she should have given the meth to deputies when she first arrived at the jail, but she was addicted and didn’t want to give it up.
Martinez was charged with taking a controlled substance into a penal institution and felony possession of methamphetamine. She’s also charged with two counts of misdemeanor drug possession.
Martinez’s preliminary hearing is scheduled for March 10 in Laramie County Circuit Court. She could face up to 12 years in prison if convicted on all four counts.