December 2, 2023
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A lady suspected of attempting to sneak methamphetamine to an inmate in a San Diego-area jail by way of a drug-soaked piece of mail was behind bars herself Monday.

Misty S. Vantine, 45, was arrested Friday in a parking space at George Bailey Detention Facility in Otay Mesa, in keeping with the San Diego County Sheriff’s Division.

Deputies staffing a jail mail-processing facility on Aug. 23 observed {that a} letter meant for an inmate appeared to have been drenched in some kind of liquid and dried, Sgt. Aaron Brooke mentioned. Operating a chemical check on the piece of correspondence, they found that it had been infused with liquid methamphetamine.

Investigators finally decided that Vantine allegedly had despatched the drug-spiked letter, Brooke mentioned.

Vantine was booked into Las Colinas girls’s jail in Santee on suspicion of sending a bootleg drug to a jail facility, attempting to promote a managed substance to an inmate and legal conspiracy.