Sonoma County sheriff’s deputies arrested three people Saturday in connection with an alleged drug smuggling operation into the North County Detention Center.
Melissa Church, 35, of Windsor, would regularly visit her boyfriend Spencer Peters, 22, of Windsor, who was booked for multiple drug counts with no bail April 10, said Sgt. Spencer Crum, spokesman for the Sheriff’s Office.
Sheriff’s narcotics detectives were tipped that on those visits Church would provide Peters with drugs, according to a statement by the Sheriff’s Office.
The North County Detention Center allows contact visitation where inmates and visitors aren’t separated by glass or other barriers, Crum said.
Detectives closely monitored Church’s visit Saturday, according to a statement by the Sheriff’s Office. Correctional staff then detained both Church and Peters, and found Peters in possession of a small package of methamphetamine.
Further investigation found another inmate, Jesse Green, 41, of San Francisco, to be a co-conspirator in the smuggling operation, according to the Sheriff’s Office.
All three were arrested for possession of methamphetamine for sale, transporting and furnishing meth, and bringing a controlled substance into a correctional facility.
Staff Writer Randi Rossmann contributed to this story.
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