Meth soaked postcards get into Walla Walla Prison
WALLA WALLA, Wash. - A number of inmates at the Walla Walla prison received postcards soaked in methamphetamine.
A Clark County woman is now behind bars accused of sending the drug-laced mail.
Jail officials and deputies said they have seen it before and reports that addicts will do anything for drugs.
Deputies said it has been an ongoing investigation since March after dogs at the prison first detected postcards laced with methamphetamine. After months of investigating Clark County Sheriff's arrested an inmate's girlfriend who they believe is behind the whole plan.
Clark County Sergeant Tim Bieber said, "People who use meth are typically very creative and are willing to do whatever it takes to get the substance."
Benton County Lieutenant Cathy Daniel has worked in the jail system for over 20 years. She said she is not shocked, "I think it's ingenious the methods that inmates will find to get things in the facility."
Throughout their investigation authorities found meth in the woman's home and evidence that she was researching ways of successfully mixing the drug with the postcards.
Bieber said there are a number of different ways to get high from the methamphetamine soaked postcards. He said you can eat it, let it dissolve on their tongue or smoke it.
The woman who allegedly sent the postcards is being held in Clark County Jail without bail and her boyfriend is currently serving time for possessing illegal drugs.