DUBLIN — A San Leandro woman suspected of running a “sophisticated” methamphetamine smuggling ring centered at Santa Rita Prison has been charged with two felonies, court records show.
The 31-year-old was charged with two counts of selling a controlled substance. Authorities say she allegedly sent postcards soaked in liquid methamphetamine to Santa Rita Prison addressed to multiple inmates. Investigators say they intercepted recorded phone calls in which she discussed the plan.
Incriminating documents say the cards were seized last July, but the woman is suspected of sending multiple methamphetamine-treated cards to the prison as early as August 2021. Authorities say the woman received electronic payments after the cards were mailed.
The woman had previous convictions for assault, robbery, identity theft and possession of a stolen car, as well as previous arrests for her involvement in unlawful possession of an assault weapon, according to records. She is not in custody and her first hearing date has not yet been set.
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