Calipatria police arrest father and son for throwing drugs over prison fence to inmates
The bag thrown over the prison fence contained heroin, methamphetamine, marijuana, syringes, rolling paper packages, tobacco and cell phones.
Web Reporter: Lucy Valencia, Assignment Desk Editor
Calipatria, CA. (KSWT News 13) – Calipatria
police arrested two men who tried to smuggle drugs into the Calipatria State
Prison early Monday morning.
Police say Frank Montanez and his
son, who carries the same name, drove up next to the prison, got out of their
car, walked up to the maximum security facility and then tossed a bag over the
barbed wire fence.
A prisoner waiting on the other
side of the fence then grabbed the bag and took off running. Guards caught the
prisoner before he was able to make it back into his prison dorm.
Lt. Jorge Santana, of Calipatria State Prison, tells KSWT News 13 officers
had a response team ready to arrest Montanez and his son because they had
information the two were going to toss the drugs over the prison fence.
Police say they found heroin, methamphetamines,
marijuana, syringes, tobacco, rolling papers and 8 cell phones inside the bag.
Santana says it was the first time
someone has tried to smuggle drugs into the prison by tossing a bag over the
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