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Woman Arrested For Trying to Mail Drugs Into Jail

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JIM WELLS COUNTY (Kiii News) -

One woman was arrested by the Jim Wells County Sheriff's Department for allegedly attempted to mail prescription narcotics to a county jail inmate. Deputies received the piece of mail on Thursday and noticed an unusual bump on the postage stamp. After peeling back the stamp, officers found two tabs of Suboxone, a drug commonly used to treat opiate addiction.

The letter inside was signed "Nola," but officers noticed the return label conflicted with the letter inside the envelope. Officers were familiar with a woman named Nola Renee Morales from previous encounters with law enforcement. They were on their way to her home to investigate, when they found her in the Jim Wells County Jail lobby. Morales was there for to visit the inmate that the letter was addressed to. Officers took her in for questioning. Morales confessed to trying to hide the drugs to get them to her current boyfriend.

Morales was arrested and charged Prohibited Substance in a Correctional Facility. Charges could be filed against the inmate as well.

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