Two women were arrested and an inmate faces additional charges for an alleged conspiracy to send narcotics into a jail facility on a greeting card, according to the San Bernardino County Sheriff's Department.
On Sept. 13, investigators discovered a greeting card containing black tar heroin at Central Detention Center. The heroin was elaborately concealed within the greeting card in an attempt to pass it through detection during the inmate mail screening process. The greeting card was addressed to, and intended for, Pierre Cambrelen, a 36-year-old inmate currently incarcerated for an unrelated crime, the Sheriff's Department said.
Through a detailed investigation, detectives discovered that Jessica Gomez, 34, of Ontario and Heather Christy, 29, of Montclair, were allegedly responsible for manufacturing methamphetamine and heroin laced greeting cards with the intention of mailing them to Cambrelen and other inmates in Sheriff’s Department custody.
On Oct. 1, search warrants were served at residences in the cities of Montclair and Ontario which led to the arrest of Gomez and Christy for conspiracy to send narcotics into a jail facility, the Sheriff's Department said.
The search warrants led to the discovery of additional evidence related to the conspiracy, as well as possession of stolen property and possession of narcotics, the Sheriff's Department said.
A supplemental booking was completed for Cambrelen, who now faces the additional charges. Christy and Gomez are currently in custody in lieu of $100,000 bail. Cambrelen is currently being held without bail for unrelated charges.