HOLMES COUNTY, Fla. (WJHG) -- Two women are behind bars after attempting to smuggle contraband into a local jail.
A Holmes Correctional Institution Senior Inspector made contact with the Holmes County Sheriff's Office and advised she had received information that two females were en route to the facility with contraband and intended to smuggle it inside during visitation.
A K-9 deputy with HCSO responded to Holmes CI Saturday, August 3, and was able to positively identify the suspect vehicle while the subjects, Debra Sanchez, 37, of Bradenton and Julie A. Osuna, 44, of Palmetto, were in the visitation waiting area. The K-9 positively alerted to the presence of narcotics during a free air sniff of the vehicle.
The Holmes CI Senior Inspector then retrieved Sanchez and Osuna from the waiting area and advised them of the K-9’s alert, and a search of the vehicle was performed. The search resulted in the discovery of four miniature cell phones, about 40 grams of marijuana, various paraphernalia used for packaging and concealing contraband, and four small baggies containing what Sanchez stated was a Fentanyl/heroin mixture.
Both subjects were escorted into the facility, where a search of each suspect was performed
Sanchez was found to be concealing approximately 58.6 grams of an unknown substance, and approximately 29 grams of marijuana was removed from Osuna. It was revealed that Osuna was concealing more contraband, and she was taken to an area hospital, where medical staff removed an additional 35 grams of marijuana.
Sanchez is charged with possession of heroin, possession of marijuana with intent to sell or deliver, the introduction of a cellular device, and possession of drug paraphernalia.
Osuna is charged with of possession of marijuana with intent to sell or deliver and introduction of contraband into a detention facility.
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