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Friday, August 28, 2015

Drug counselor caught allegedly smuggling drugs, cellphones into prison

SacbeeA woman contracted to help inmates overcome addiction was stopped earlier this month as she allegedly tried to enter a state prison in Imperial County with illegal and prescription drugs, booze, tobacco, cough syrup and dozens of cell phones.

It’s not clear whether Angela P. Carr, 43, has been charged with a crime. Telephone messages left with the Imperial County District Attorney’s Office this week were not returned.

A confidential incident report prepared by the Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation and obtained by The Sacramento Bee states that Carr was attempting to enter Calipatria State Prison on the morning of Aug. 7 when a lieutenant smelled “a strong odor of marijuana” coming from her direction.

The officer approached Carr, identified himself and determined the marijuana smell came from “a large bag of potato chips that Ms. Carr had beside her,” the report states.

Asked if the large bag of chips was hers, Carr said, “Yes,” according to the report. She also said “yes” when asked if it contained contraband.

Then, the document states, “Ms. Carr made a spontaneous statement of, ‘I have marijuana, cellphones and probably more drugs in there,’” pointed to the potato chip bag and “to all the items of property she had with her.” The report does not detail what other items Carr had. continue reading...

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